The Wise Man's Fear

The Wise Man's Fear

By (author) Patrick Rothfuss


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In "The Wise Man's Fear," 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, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, 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.Now, 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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  • Paperback | 999 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 43.18mm | 1,179.33g
  • 06 Mar 2012
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0756407125
  • 9780756407124
  • 114,348

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Author Information

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

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"The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." -- George R. R. Martin, author of The Song of Ice and Fire series ""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 "As seamless as a song...this breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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