The Wise Man's Fear

The Wise Man's Fear : The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2

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'I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss' Lin-Manuel Miranda

'He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy' George R R Martin

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 1008 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 46mm | 679g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780575081437
  • 4,958

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I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss Lin-Manuel Miranda
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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, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous -- Terry Brooks It's not the fantasy trappings (as wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss -- Tad Williams Hail Patrick Rothfuss! A new giant is striding the land -- Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author of Wake Jordan and Goodkind must be looking nervously over their shoulders! -- Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars The great new fantasy writer we've been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book -- Orson Scott Card, New York Times-bestselling author of Ender's Game
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About Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was 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 appeared on NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus' Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he brews mead, builds box forts with his children, and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than six million dollars for Heifer International. He can be found at and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss.
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486,931 ratings
4.55 out of 5 stars
5 67% (328,310)
4 23% (113,865)
3 7% (32,514)
2 2% (8,351)
1 1% (3,891)

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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!show more
by Kaitlyn
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