Try to seduce me in 7 words?
"I need you to breathe for me."
"Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a woman love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.” - The Wise Man’s Fear
By Jim C. Hines
For George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and, I suppose, Moffat.
I've read A song of Ice and Fire, The Wheel of Time, and Mistborn. The Wheel of TIme is definitely my favorite series ever. If you're looking for new stuff to read, I'd recommend The Traveler's Gate trilogy, The Broken Empire, The Gentlemen Bastards,
I tried the Gentlemen Bastards and the first book just irritated me to no end. (Sorry!! I did give it a shot though!) The Broken Empire is on my “to read” list currently but I haven’t heard of the Traveler’s Gate trilogy yet. Is it this one?
Yes, it is! And it’s fine if the Gentlemen Bastards isn’t your cup of tea. I forgot to mention the Night Angel trilogy, which is also on my list of good reads.
You’re about the third person to recommend the Night Angel series to me - I might make that my next read. I’ve heard the first Raven’s Song book is good also, almost on par with KingKiller. Any experience with that one?
‘I’ve heard a lot about you,’ Wilem said, looking at Devi. ‘I thought you’d be taller.’
‘How’s that working out for you?’ Devi asked dryly. ‘Thinking, I mean.’
“Anyone can love a thing because.
That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too.
That is rare and pure and perfect.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear
I have not heard of this character, but the picture is gorgeous and I love the descriptions.
I haven’t a clue who this is, but this is too awesome to not reblog.
no dude I haven’t heard of you but DAMN
It’s not often I squee out loud, but damn… This is making me want to pick up the books again. And for the people who reblogged before me and commented that they didn’t know who this is, he’s from The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss. The series currently has two books (The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear) and there will be a third. And it freaking rocks. I love them as much as I love Tolkien, which is saying something.
I’ll keep an eye out for them. :D
Don’t. Seriously. This review sums up my thoughts on the book quite nicely, and if you have a little more time then this let’s read should make you endlessly glad that you took my advice and didn’t waste your money on the book.
The short version is that Rothfuss just plain can’t write. He is objectively a terrible writer from a technical standpoint, and subjectively a terrible writer from a what the shit this book is awful neckbeard-fantasy plotless-doorstopper standpoint.
Umm no. Don’t listen to ^ that guy. The Kvothe books are awesome. TOTALLY worth a read. The images here are from the first paragraph or so of the first book, The Name of the Wind. These more accurately describe the books:
IIf you haven’t read these yet, you’re totally missing out.
My name is Kvothe - you may have heard of me.
Kvothe isn’t a brunette, and his cloak isn’t blue. There, much better.