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The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 7,871 Ratings


Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“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.” —Terry Brooks
“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. You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale 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, 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.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”
Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true.”
Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn


  • The third book

    By nickyadloczky
    I’ve read this book and the previous one more than a dozen times. They are my favorite series, and it makes me livid that Rothfuss is taking so many years to provide a/the third book. If I didn’t love his books so much I would hate him for being malicious.
  • The name of the Wind

    By Bohmmk
    Compelling. You never know what will happen next but, you know it will be entertaining
  • Silence

    By Siuthrad
    Rothfuss transforms the silence of ones mind into turmoil and unyielding intrigue. I hunger for answers I cannot fathom and his next book frightens me as well as draws me in, the abyss beckons... and I dive in
  • Don’t get caught up in this series....

    By LeftAttheAltar
    Ten years since book 2 and no more books in series. I’ve enjoyed the first two but a 10 year gap (and counting) unravels all the good things I could say about these books. It’s a shame really.
  • Go elsewhere. The are many more reliable, less pretentious authors who care about their readers.

    By V_Vincit
    Good book. Loved that characters. Got tired of incessant delays and author idiosyncrasies. Being left to wonder about the fate of your favorite characters while that author panders to the media, or preens for some convention to which he has been invited, is maddening, to say the least. Deleting books, and going on to more reliable writers. I highly recommend you do the same.
  • Patrick Rothfus has abandoned his readers.

    By 8Wrongway8
    Don’t bother picking this book up, the author has left his fans waiting for over ten years for the conclusion to this series. No hope in sight.
  • Sooo obsessed with this book! Book 3 please

    By FlashJW
    Wow. These books are amazing! The Wise Man's Fear is now my all-time favorite book. I am always looking for a great read with great characterization, amazing storyline to take on an adventure. Rothfuss does this and more - look no further. If you are looking for a great book of ANY fictional genre read this series.
  • The Name of the Wind

    By cpstrich
    Made me think “Medieval Harry Potter” I won’t be picking up book 2 - although the character of Bast is intriguing. Is he the “Neville Longbottom” parallel here?
  • Best book ever

    By Orestos
    Undoubtedly the best book ever!
  • Wait... if he ever finishes the series, then I would recommend

    By Too Late Marlene
    Can’t stand knowing we may never get a conclusion to this series...