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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

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
March 1

Customer Reviews

Tadrow ,

What are you waiting for, then?

If you have any curiosity at all about this book, if you haven't already read "The Name of the Wind", if you've ever wondered what, really, is in a name... you should be reading this book right now.

No, I mean it. Right now.

And then... you can join the rest of us while we wait for the third, and presumably final, book of this series to be written. And pity those who haven't read it yet.

NeonNinja ,

Read it. Now.

If you are literate, you must read Rothfuss. I am an avid reader of fantasy and scifi books, and this is probably the most captivated I have ever been by the sheer beauty of the writing itself. The story is great and pulls at your emotions effectively, and though the core "systems" (magic, etc) are not terribly unique Rothfuss more than compensates with a vivid world and interesting cultures. I was excited to see other societies emerge in this installment which spoke of a world as rich and complex as our own. The protagonist continues to evolve and show added layers of depth, while maintaining the basic mystery which drives the series: how did he become the man he is today (and, ultimately, is he a hero or antihero?)

FlashJW ,

Sooo obsessed with this book! Book 3 please

Wow. These books are amazing! The Wise Man's Fear is now my all-time favorite book. I am always looking for a great read with great characterization, amazing storyline to take on an adventure. Rothfuss does this and more - look no further. If you are looking for a great book of ANY fictional genre read this series.

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