The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 5
From 5,155 Ratings


“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 the tale of a hero 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.


  • All time favorite!

    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 Wise Man's Fear

    By Pug attack
    Great read. Left me wanting more. Hope there is another book coming!
  • Also Fantasic

    By Jonesy0807
    As great as the fist one, don't know when the next part of the story will be out, but I hope it's soon!
  • Astounding

    By r_beard
    Best series I have ever read. Cant wait for the 3rd book to come out, been waiting for years!
  • Mind blown

    By Hhsjrvvsg
    Awesome book! Sad funny mysterious adventurous..etc. This book is dangerously addicting
  • The Wise Man's Fear

    By KLC4430
    Wrapped me up like a warm blanket that I didn't want to untangle from. I didn't realize that the next book isn't out yet but I am hoping that since this was released in 2011 and it's 2016 maybe I won't have to wait a long for the next. Fingers crossed!!!!
  • Hard to put down

    By The1timboslice
    Best series I've read since the Dresden Files.
  • Carries on from first book

    By casman249249
    All together a great second addition to this series. Does not break rhthym with the first novel in this series
  • Excellent

    By Apper for Life
    Yet again, Rothfuss impresses. Can't wait for the next one!
  • ☺️

    By Action Jackson 7
    Loved it! Want the third one already!!