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"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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    I am upset at this book....

    Because the third one isn't out yet. This book and series is quite excellent and I find myself chuckling out loud or even smirking or gaping as the story 8n folds. On of the best books in years. Now to try and wait patiently for #3. Good luck to me....to us all

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    Amazing

    Rothfuss is great at weaving the story together and keeping you wanting more. Now waiting impatiently for book 3!

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    Incredible!

    I enjoyed every minute it took to read this book. It was beautifully and carefully written and you could see the love of the author for his story in every page. I would definitely read the third book.

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    The Wise Man's Fear - Day Two

    Beautifully written! Love this book, can't wait for Day Three.

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    Superb.

    One of the most interesting fantasy I have ever read.

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