As we have a good place to talk about books I thought I would open this thread and share a few thoughts.
First thought is that Patrick Ruthfuss is going to be a giant in this genre as Robert Jordan was. I don't say this lightly. I am a huge fan of Robert Jordan.
Patrick Ruthfuss is the best story teller I have ever read. The book reads so smoothly. The story engrossing. The magic system unique and engrossing, bringing enough science into it to make it a little more realistic. The most amazing thing about Patrick Ruthfuss work is it is told in first person, and the main character drives the story. You will love the main character, he comes to life very quickly as he tells his story in the first person.
Every fantasy I have read takes a third person point of view. Patrick Ruthfuss uses a first person point of view and still manages to keep the grandeur and debth of story and characters that is so difficult to do with that style of writing. He does it masterfully in my opnion. If you haven't read it, I highly reccomend it.
Patrick is currently finishing up his third installment into this series. It takes a while for him to write each book. But I'm glad he takes his time. He brings to the table a very polished product that will stand the test of time. I can't hardly wait for his next book to come out.