The Kingkiller Chronicles is a series of books created by Patrick Rothfuss, and is set in the genre of high fantasy. Currently standing at two volumes (Bk I - The Name of the Wind , Bk II A Wise Man's Fear) this is an ongoing piece, though possibly limited to three volumes. Our main protagonist in The Kingkiller Chronicles is the enigmatic Kvothe. As a man already notorious for his feats, Kvothe is engaged by a Chronicler to relate his past and to delve into the rumours and fanfare behind his name. In Kvothe's own words: "I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me." And let me tell you - it is a story worth hearing! Patrick Rothfuss has his own unique style of drawing you into Kvothe's life. From early training and tradegy, to surviving on the mean streets of a city, all of the story keeps your attention. Somehow even Kvothe's extensive university life is kept compelling and interesting - but not in the ways you might think. Many of you may have read your fair share of fantasy fiction, but Rothfuss lays it out in a refreshing way, so that the old tropes are avoided, but you the world is still familiar and warm. I have two warnings for any potential reader; be prepared to find yourself awake at 3am and still engaged and alert, and be prepared for an ultimate disappointment. Not because the story fails to reach any lofty goals, but because when you finish the second book you will be salivating for more. WHAT HAPPENS?!?! I NEED TO KNOW!!! Would I recommend this series, absolutely. Get on board the Rothfuss train! I have no idea when the third book is due for release, but I am awaiting it with eager anticipation. Pointy.