I don’t fancy myself a fantasy reader (though I do count Tolkien among my favorites). So, it took me a while, not a few recommendations, and a sale price on the ebook before I finally tackled The Name of the Wind.
I can see why it’s so well liked. It’s a very readable book. The world-building took me to another place each time I read it. I always connect with characters more than plot or setting, and I didn’t feel like I missed having them around after I finished.
The second book is calling for nme. But at 1120 pages, I haven’t decided yet if I will answer.