The good thing about this story (aside from it being a new Rothfuss story) is that it's not about Kvothe. It's about Bast, and if you want to know more good news, then you'll be pleased to know that this story isn't told in the first person. We just get to read a story and enjoy it for what it is. Given that Bast is a mysterious character from the Kingkiller Chronicles, it was nice to get more information about him, and get some insight into his character. Considering how The Wise Man's Fear ended, I needed a little reassurance about the character. Oh, and can I just say how awesome it is that the character trades favors with children? Because it is. It's Gaiman-level awesome.