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The Wise Man's Fear

(2011)
(The second book in the Kingkiller Chronicle series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss
ISBN: 1-4732-2372-5 / 978-1-4732-2372-1 (UK edition)
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
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2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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ISBN: 0-575-08141-4 / 978-0-575-08141-3 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (Plus Bonus Digital Copy of The Name of the Wind) (KingKiller Chronicles)
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss
ISBN: 1-5012-7208-X / 978-1-5012-7208-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (KingKiller Chronicles)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (KingKiller Chronicles)
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (KingKiller Chronicles)
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March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: Library Edition (KingKiller Chronicles)
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March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
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March 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2 (Kingkiller Chonicles)
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