The Wise Man's Fear

Novel, Speculative fiction by Patrick Rothfuss


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.

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Mejor que la primera parte, con este libro me olvidé de vivir

0 Responses posted in April


Wonderful recommendation. I, definitely, would read this one! :)

0 Responses posted in June


The 7 words that make a woman fall in love. <3

2 Responses posted in February


Not as good as the first one. Meandered more and involves too much Mary Sue-ing.

0 Responses posted in January


La narración sigue siendo impecable, pero ahí donde brillaba El Nombre del Viento, falla su segunda parte: las historias paralelas son demasiado extensas, y da la impresión de que estamos leyendo otro libro completamente distinto.

0 Responses posted in January


This book is Fantasy done right. The storytelling ability of Patrick Rothfuss is nothing short of awesome! The only thing that disappoints me about this series is that there is currently only two books and I blew through both of them and now I am left to wait.

0 Responses posted in December


A must read for any fantasy fans!

0 Responses posted in December


Disgustingly entertaining. A dual threat of life lessons and hypnotic entertainment.

0 Responses posted in December
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