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A novel by Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear


The Kingkiller Chronicle – 2



ISBN 978-1-101-48640-5


Day Two: The Wise Man's Fear.

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."

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 discovers 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, 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. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women.

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.


The Wise Man's Fear

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two

A novel by Patrick Rothfuss


To my patient fans, for reading the blog and telling me what they really want is an excellent book, even if it takes a little longer.


To my clever beta readers, for their invaluable help and toleration of my paranoid secrecy.


To my fabulous agent, for keeping the wolves from the door in more ways than one.


To my wise editor, for giving me the time and space to write a book that fills me with pride.


To my loving family, for supporting me and reminding me that leaving the house every once in a while is a good thing.


To my understanding girlfriend, for not leaving me when the stress of endless revision made me frothy and monstrous.


To my sweet baby, for loving his daddy even though I have to go away and write all the time. Even when we’re having a really great time. Even when we’re talking about ducks.




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