The Wise Man's Fear By Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 7,080 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


  • Favorite Book of All Time

    By MaxwellLudden
    Yeah, it’s awesome.
  • Great book but don’t invest

    By Melody of Words
    I truly enjoyed reading this book and the first. I got quite caught up in the subtle developments of the characters . I have, however, given up on the final book being published. I came across this in the epic fantasy list and thought, they are looking for rubes. I believe that ,like Martin, this will never be finished. He is a better writer than Martin whose claim to fame seems to be in the shock value of the outcome, but seems to be following in his incomplete epic footsteps.
  • The Wise Mans Fear

    By !dcb?
    Moves too slow. I got tired of his preoccupation with Denna!
  • Lost in this legend

    By cool_Link
    This book was absolutely amazing. I loved every chapter of it. It was poetic in its prose and kept my attention throughout all the legends of Kvothe. His romance for Denna might be my favorite to read but it is all very enjoyable. I cannot wait to read more about his loves and adventures.
  • Wow I got bored

    By jch5150
    Half way through, the story went weird in book two and I got really bored. I loved the first book but Wise Mans Fear took some strange turns, I personally didn’t get it.
  • The wise mans fear

    By Natedawg101010101
    After 8 years you would think he could finish the story but no nothing of the sort happens. The author just uses social media as a money laundering front for charities. Dot. But don’t read don’t support.
  • Not worth reading

    By Flubbenstachert
    Waited the whole book for the payoff of grinding through long winded scenes that really went nowhere.
  • Get it

    By Ashleyaleczandra
    Read it now
  • An original page turner

    By Solitude please
    After reading Name of The Wind, I purchased this book to continue the series. I enjoyed this book nearly as much as the first. There is a different, interesting system of magic outlined in the series which was fun to read. This is one of the few books where I’ve taken the time to actually highlight select phrases in the text because the writing was so powerful! The books are well worth the cost I’d say, lots of entertainment (3000+ pages on my phone) for 9$
  • Amazing Read

    By Riva Ironheart
    Best fantasy sequel ever written