Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear
I didn't remember much of the first book in this series, The Name of the Wind, but Rothfuss does a great job of reintroducing the world and its characters without annoyingly referring back to past events too much. He just flings us back into the story--in a good way--and keeps the momentum going. Kvothe's adventures are just as exciting and interesting this time around (though a few of his offshoot adventures could have been a bit shorter for my taste--I mean, this book is like a thousand pages long, no, LITERALLY). But as expected, it was an excellent read, and I look forward to the third book (whenever that comes out). A/A-.