I really liked this book … at first - it hit all the sweet spots for me. Flowery language, not-too-overbearing fantasy setting, believable characters, good pacing and narration (and training in the $arts).
Kvothe is a terrible Mary Sue even when he’s making mistakes. Though of course that’s easy to hit, when you write an author stand-in as protagonist. At the same time, this is very much a male nerd power fantasy. I still enjoyed the book a lot, but if that’s not a lens or genre you like reading, this probably won’t be fun for you.
The four stars are mostly because I enjoyed the worldbuilding and much of the writing.