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The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 2)
The Wise Man's Fear - Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 2 Author:Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two . . . — 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 ... more »pub landlord.
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.« less
Bruce - reviewed The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 2
If I could give this series 10 stars I would. I'm not a big fantasy fan but a few series really stand out and appeal to non-fantasy readers as well. "The Kingkiller Chronicles" is one of those. Even though this second book in the series rambled off course for a couple of hundred pages and left this reader befuddled and anxious, I still can't give it anything but the highest praise. Rothfuss is a terrific writer and his story is captivating. Even though this is just his second novel, he has proved himself the equal of George R.R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon, and Peter Brett. Even if you are not a fan of fantasy literature, pick up "The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear" - you won't regret it.
Great book, even better than the first. i wasn't so into the first volume, The Name of the Wind, but Wise Man's Fear captured my interest and was memorable (as opposed to the first for me). Rothfuss uses a lot of humor and wit which makes this fantasy even more enjoyable. Without the humor, it would still qualify as a great read and adventure. After reading this volume, I want more. After reading the first volume, I wanted to know what would happen next but didn;t need more. Now I need more, more story and more Kvothe.