It's not as strong as the first one. Name of the Wind was an astounding read. I don't think I've been that excited about a new author since… geez…. Jeannette Winterson. Name of the Wind felt like a new twist of Arabian Nights, was narratively tight, and extremely well told.Wise Man's Fear felt like it needed a year or two more in the oven. It was under-developed to the point where it felt like a collection of short stories rather than a single narrative story. Additionally, Rothfuss kind of suffers from the "living through your character" problem that some authors have. And does so pretty blatantly.I won't say anymore because I don't want to ruin it for you. It's still a fun read, but don't expect the transcendent experience that Name of the Wind was.