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
DAY TWO: THE WISE MAN’S FEAR
“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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With book two of the Kingkiller Chronicle, Patrick Rothfuss jumps right back into the adventures of Kvothe, the wandering-minstrel-turned-epic-hero first introduced in The Name of the Wind. Wise Man’s Fear really makes us realize just how rich and diverse Rothfuss’ magical world is—it’s Tolkien-like, really. As the reckless and arrogant young Kvothe travels across the Four Corners of Civilization, we meet new characters whose thrilling deeds and tantalizing backstories hook us even further. We can’t wait for Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming adaptations of Rothfuss’ series—and (it goes without saying) for Rothfuss to release the final book in his trilogy!
As seamless and lyrical as a song from the lute-playing adventurer and arcanist Kvothe, this mesmerizing sequel to Rothfuss's 2007's debut, The Name of the Wind, is a towering work of fantasy. As Kvothe, now the unassuming keeper of the Waystone Inn, continues to share his astounding life story a history that includes saving an influential lord from treachery, defeating a band of dangerous bandits, and surviving an encounter with a legendary Fae seductress he also offers glimpses into his life's true pursuit: figuring out how to vanquish the mythical Chandrian, a group of seven godlike destroyers that brutally murdered his family and left him an orphan. But while Kvothe recalls the events of his past, his future is conspiring just outside the inn's doors. This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence, and will leave fans waiting on tenterhooks for the final installment.
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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.
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?)
One of the greats
Worth every second of stress, anxiety, and breath holding. The wait for the final book feels like forever, but I’ll be waiting in silence.