The Wise Man's Fear

· Penguin
4.81K reviews

About this ebook

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
“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. You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale 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, 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.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”
Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true.”
Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
4.81K reviews
Philip Murtha
October 2, 2014
Patrick is a unique voice in fantasy and his second in the (trilogy?) Series is the equal of the first. Exceptional character and world building along with a deep multilayered plot. My only issue with Patrick is the one I have with George.....too much time between novels while they play around with every other project in their heads. Both of them should take a lesson from Sanderson who has been able to finish another man's series, acontinue his own epic (although book 2 of Storm light was a slight letdown).
57 people found this review helpful
mickey bilyou
January 17, 2017
Hey Rothfuss, The Great Robert Jordan, did an amazing thing before he passed. He knew he wouldn't be able to finish his masterpiece, so he chose another great writer to help him. Maybe you could do an "amazing"thing,and pass this "potential" masterpiece before it gets ruined
2 people found this review helpful
010 002 (‪Unsung Paladin‬)
January 12, 2018
The wise man's fear isn't as good as the Name of the Wind but it's still an amazing book. It's essentially Harry Potter for adults, no this one spends far more time away from the academy. Hopefully Rothfuss will get around to publishing the third book in the trilogy sometime soon. It's definitely been a long wait.
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About the author

Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus’ Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he brews mead, builds box forts with his children, and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than six million dollars for Heifer International. He can be found at and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss.

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