A terrible story wonderfully told. A young princess lives in a castle alone with her teddy bear. She seems quite content in her world, except for "the thing beneath the bed". Before you go feeling too bad for her, just take one look at her manic eyes and you'll stop with the pity. Rothfuss offers us three endings. For those readers who feel empathy for our young protagonist, it's best to stop at ending number one. Still curious, it's not too, too bad if you go on and read the second ending. Only of you are a social deviant,do I recommend your plowing on through to ending number three (which I thoroughly enjoyed).