Oddly enough, I'm actually not sure how I feel about this book. I don't mean to say it's bad. It's a great read, and in many ways it met my expectations for the sequel to The Name of the Wind. That said, there were times when I felt like it was just dragging on. The part in the forest could stand at least a couple of chapters trimmed from it. The encounter with the fae seemed odd and out of place. I could see no particular reason why it was there when I was reading through it and kept thinking 'can we just please move on already'. It just looked like it had been thrown in there quite suddenly simply to have yet another extraordinary thing happen to Kvothe. I understand it is intended as a 'chronicle', but I think this book needed a bit more resolution of the overarching puzzle, i.e. Chandrian, and less storytelling with the sole purpose of creating Kvothe's legend.