All three pounds of the second volume of The Kingkiller Chronicles landed with a crash on my front doorstep last night, and I face again the problem of the big book fantasy series -- the four year (in this case) gap since my reading of volume one. And since (unlike most of these series --which I approach with hope followed by irritation, boredom, and depression) "Kingkiller" is one for the ages, I need to find a way to reenter the long-forgotten narrative.
Patrick Rothfuss has dealt with this by posting on his blog a brief summary in the form of a comic strip. Charming and probably enough, although as Rothfuss rather harshly puts it: "If you really can’t remember what happened in book one, you should probably re-read it. Most of what’s in there is pretty important to the story, y’know." Well, in some other life, maybe.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
at 2:15 PM