The Name of the Wind was a book I had heard a lot of positive things about. There are numerous comments likening it to Harry Potter which I saw after already starting. I do not know what that second group of people were thinking. A part of this book does involve schooling where there is a teacher and a student who does not like the main character. That is all.
I did think that the book had a lot of good points. The world building was excellent. It did drag on a bit much for me and while I think I may continue the series, I'm on the fence. If anything I'll wait until the final book is out and see how it fairs.
I like epic fantasy, but I prefer each book to have an ending or at least stopping point.