The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle Day 2

The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle Day 2

Hardback Kingkiller Chronicles

By (author) Patrick Rothfuss

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  • Publisher: DAW BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 993 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 230mm x 50mm | 1,360g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0756404738
  • ISBN 13: 9780756404734
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 15,862

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Watch a video""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.

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Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. Patrick loves words, laughs often, and dabbles in alchemy. His first novel, "The Name of the Wind," was a 2007 Quill Award winner and 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 also appeared on NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and "Locus"' Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels list. He can be found at patrickrothfuss.com.

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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