After reading the first one and hearing so many people raving about the series I was pretty excited to read this one.
It was a huge letdown.
The book was slow. It went into great detail in his training and didn't have a lot of action. Some of the writing is well done, but that is its only redeeming quality
This book made me feel like I was reading something written for a bunch of horny teenage boys, although probably not as detailed as they would of liked. Wise Man's Fear? No.. Young Boy's Wet Dream.
17-year-old boy who is extremely good looking, extremely intelligent and extremely good at music, acting, singing, poetry/songwriting, magic and everything else is lucky enough to get into an exclusive University, then to be put in charge of mercenaries on a quest to kill bandits and leads them to success, earning himself a small fortune because he is extremely good looking, intelligent, and good at magic.... He is then seduced by a fairytale temptress, whose only interest is in fornicating with men until they die, and somehow he escapes because he is so extremely good looking, intelligent, good with music..... He is then taken in by an elite society of skilled warriors, where promiscuity is normal if not encouraged where he proceeds to learn to become a talented fighter to add to the above much to the surprise of everyone, all the while participating in their "open" society. More sex, more sex, more sex because who can resist?
Get the point?
I almost put the book down after it became so predictable.