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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.

Book Reviews

The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two
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4.7 / 5
Set your expectations
November 29th, 2015
I can say the this is definitely better than the first book in the series. However, I must still give due credit to the first book, since this one wouldn't be as good without it. A word of warning to the readers, though: do not expect much for a plot. Read the book as if it were a biography, rather than a typical story with a central conflict around which all of the details presented revolve. Once you take this in consideration, you'll have a much better experience of the book.
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Good
November 17th, 2015
Good read others should also read. To read is fun. Also I have to have 100 characters so this is them
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Amazing
September 10th, 2015
Rothfuss is great at weaving the story together and keeping you wanting more. Now waiting impatiently for book 3!
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I NEED the third book NOW!!
June 13th, 2015
Second reading better than the first. Still so many unanswered questions - a 3rd reading will be in order upon the release of the last (?) book...not that I'm complaining ;)
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Spell-binding
April 25th, 2015
I really hope there's a sequel trilogy after these books. Kvothe clearly has a lot more life left to live, and rothfuss' universe seems full of loose ends thst could the tied up nocely given more books.
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As good as the first
March 20th, 2015
This series just gets better as it goes. It is masterfully written abd endlessly entertaining. A must read.
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hooked
March 19th, 2015
I really enjoyed both this and the first book, cannot wait for the third. The story was very engaging and I look forward to future novels.
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The Wise Man's Fear
January 17th, 2015
I can not describe it book adequately it is to amazing. It took me 84 hour to read it and I enjoyed it all the way through! I suggest this book to anyone that likes to read.
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Day two
October 12th, 2014
Enjoyed the adventure
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The wise man's fear
September 29th, 2014
Muito bom. Melhor que o primeiro.
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1 review
Great book
September 24th, 2014
Can't wait for the third book!
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I am upset at this book....
September 24th, 2014
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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Incredible!
September 6th, 2014
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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great
September 3rd, 2014
great great great
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1 review
Phenomenal storytelling
August 26th, 2014
This is some of the best most enthralling storytelling I've come upon. Read this series... Though perhaps only begin once the final third book is published... This is going to be a LOng painful wait...
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Excellent
July 14th, 2014
Very good book, couldn't put it down!
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Wise man's fear
June 12th, 2014
E. P. I. C!!!!
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The wise man's fear
May 30th, 2014
Best series I've ever read
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Great book!
May 27th, 2014
Very compelling. I've lost a lot of sleep over this book, and it was worth it. Can't wait for the third installment
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The wise man
May 22nd, 2014
My god I cannot wait for the next book. Thats was AMAZING!
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Brilliant
April 14th, 2014
The man is a genius...
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Feeds your hunger
March 19th, 2014
What a great series, this second book definitely feeds your hunger to continue!
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The Wise Mans Fear
March 8th, 2014
Hated to close thee book. It was a great story.
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February 11th, 2014
May be no as entertaining as the first one as it's not as surprising. Also there is the possibility that the saga it's no focussed to achieve it's and in the third book. There are a lot of things to be tied up
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January 25th, 2014
great story!!! Great writer!!! I and many others are anxiously awaiting his next book. fantasy always gives a good look at life and shows what is important in life and I love magic!!This contains a hefty dose of both, Highly recommended.
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The Wise mans fear
January 15th, 2014
Well crafted philosophical fantasy . it should be read.
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Worse than the first
December 26th, 2013
Still great but worse than the first, with some arcs being dauntingly long
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November 11th, 2013
Great read! I would recomend reading it.
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Boring
September 22nd, 2013
I really liked Day One but he lost me quite quickly on this one. I doubt I'll finish or read the third one because I'm no longer absorbed, I no longer care about Kvothes story at all. My advice is too skip it.
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Incredible
September 9th, 2013
This is the perfect middle chapter to the perfect trilogy. Rothfuss is a master in every sense of the word.
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September 8th, 2013
LOVE this series and cannot wait for the 3rd book to come out. Patrick Rothfuss is a great writer and I hope to see more from him.
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The Wise Man's Fear - Day Two
September 8th, 2013
Beautifully written! Love this book, can't wait for Day Three.
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Superb.
August 19th, 2013
One of the most interesting fantasy I have ever read.
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Amazing
August 18th, 2013
This is one of my favorite books. Just finished it for a second time.
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Wonderful.
August 9th, 2013
I can't wait for the next novel, although it will be sad to finish the trilogy. I'd be pleased to read many more novels about Kvothe. A truly excellent book, highly recommended. If you enjoy fantasy, you must read this trilogy.
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1 review
Great sequel
June 1st, 2013
Want more now...
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1 review
Rothfuss does it again.
May 19th, 2013
Book 3! Now!
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1 review
Well Worth the Read
May 19th, 2013
This book series is top on my list for recommendations. Great read, you get into the characters!
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Amazing
April 20th, 2013
Really well written, highly recommend.
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Great book
April 10th, 2013
Absolutely awesome...can't wait for book three
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MORE!!!
March 2nd, 2013
I can't wait till the next one comes out!!! My favourite books by far!!!
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The Wise Man's Fear
March 1st, 2013
This is the kind of story you never want to end. Absolutely Fantastic! I will definitely be looking for more from Patrick Rothfuss.
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Highly recommend
February 25th, 2013
Amazingly written, Rothfuss is able to imbed stories within stories.
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