I understand what you are trying to say...but that's a fucking huge insult to Gaiman. The first book took him over a decade to complete. He was an undergrad for 9 years and his book wasn't at a sellable level until 7 years after that. What do you think he did all of that time as an undergrad? The 7 years after? The first book was solid and set up some great expectations. This story was going to be awesome, but how could he fit all of that story in just three books? We find out in the next book. It was a gratuitous Gary Stu where the story ambles along with no real point. Rothfuss took forever to get the first book out. That was the entire story. That's why he's taking forever and doing other things and milking the fuck out of it. There's nothing here. Guy wasted his entire load and has already been self-castrated.