The Wise Man's Fear

The Wise Man's Fear

Book rating: 05 Paperback The Kingkiller Chronicle

By (author) Patrick Rothfuss

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 46mm | 600g
  • Publication date: 3 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0575081430
  • ISBN 13: 9780575081437
  • Sales rank: 746

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Sequel to the extraordinary THE NAME OF THE WIND, THE WISE MAN'S FEAR is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must-read for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES. Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic ...and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord. Packed with as much magic, adventure and home-grown drama as THE NAME OF THE WIND, this is a sequel in every way the equal to its predecessor and a must-read for all fantasy fans. Readable, engaging and gripping THE WISE MAN'S FEAR is the biggest and the best new fantasy novel out there.

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Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theatre and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.

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By Kaitlyn 03 Nov 2012 5

Like The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear does not disappoint. A thrilling read from start to finish, the thousand pages will be over before you know it. I can hardly wait for the last sequel!

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The Kingkiller Chronicles: Day Two '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. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.' The man was lost. The myth remained. Kvothe - the dragon-slayer, the renowned swordsman, the most feared, fames and notorious wizard the world has ever seen - vanished without warning and without trace. And even now, when he has been found, when darkness is rising in the corners of the world, he will not return. But his story lives on and, for the first time, Kvothe is going to tell it . . . Praise for Patrick Rothfuss: 'The fantasy world has a new star' Publishers Weekly, starred review 'I haven't been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It's certain to become a classic' The Times 'The Name of the Wind has everything . . . it's humorous and terrifying and completely believable' Tad Williams www.patrickrothfuss.com 978 0 575 08143 7 £8.99