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The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles #2)

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ISBN13: 9780756407124
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There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

My name is Kvothe.

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view-a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's road.

All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe.

In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

Review:

"The best epic fantasy I read last year....He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." George R. R. Martin, author of The Song of Ice and Fire series

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"The Wise Man's Fear is a beautiful book to read. Masterful prose, a sense of cohesion to the storytelling, a wonderful sense of pacing....There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." Brandon Sanderson

Review:

"As seamless as a song...this breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Synopsis:

In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe.

Now, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

About the Author

Patrick Rothfuss has a Master's degree in Creative Writing and is now a full time writer. He lives in Wisconsin.

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Sheilac, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Sheilac)
This book was so amazing cover to cover. Patrick Rothfuss creates characters that you can't help but fall in love with. He is truly one of the greatest story tellers that I know of!
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erieck, January 15, 2013 (view all comments by erieck)
Patrick Rothfuss has written the finest wizard coming of age novel since we were given Ged by Ursula K. Le Guin in 1968. This book is amazing.
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cynmarin, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by cynmarin)
'The Wise Man's Fear' is like a breath of fresh air in the fantasy fiction genre. It makes you feel like you are actually sitting down with Kvothe as he tells his story; then you also get to hear it from other points of view, or in my case see it. Rothfuss writes it so you are right there but also an observer, a narrated play so to speak. I would recommend it to non-fantasy readers as a fabulous and compelling crossover. It makes me excited just writing about it, I might just have to read it again. And, I've already read both it and the first book 'The Name of the Wind' twice!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756407124
Author:
Rothfuss, Patrick
Publisher:
Daw Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.08 x 1.64 in 2.6 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1008 pages Daw Books - English 9780756407124 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The best epic fantasy I read last year....He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy."
"Review" by , "The Wise Man's Fear is a beautiful book to read. Masterful prose, a sense of cohesion to the storytelling, a wonderful sense of pacing....There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
"Review" by , "As seamless as a song...this breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence."
"Synopsis" by , In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe.

Now, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

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