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The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) (UK Ed.) by Patrick Rothfuss
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"Longer, crisper prose, sharper wit and eloquently told."
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Picking up this sequel is a dangerous idea, as when opened this book swallows the world and blacks it out through a heavy hit of rich and vibrant story.

If you have enjoyed Rothfuss' “The Name of the Wind” you are more then likely going to fall in love with the world all over again to a higher degree in this.

The difference here is that the story feels tighter in terms of delivery, pacing and all the little glimmers of mystery woven into the tapestry of the world. If The Name of the Wind is still fresh on your mind then the experience is even more comfortable and satisfying, akin to stepping in from the cold world into a cosy warm firelit inn and having a cold pint of craft beer. Certain questions are answered and others are posed, people and places take on new shades of meaning and depth. The humour is abundant and feels right. Reading this brings up feelings of wonder, nostalgia and curiosty all swirled into a multicolour palette of hefty weight.

Even the asthetics of the book are worth priase, the cover art is gorgeous and the book is well bound, making a wonderful addition to any shelf.

Where as Rothfuss' first book was the most surprisingly gratifying , this has been the most overwhelmingly satisfying literary purchase in a number of years.

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Sequel to the extraordinary Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear is the second installment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into policital 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 pub landlord. Packed with as much magic, adventure and home-grown drama as The Name of the Wind, this is a sequel in every way the equal to it's predecessor and a must-read for all fantasy fans. Readable, engaging and gripping The Wise Man's Fear is the biggest and the best new fantasy novel out there.

Author Biography

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.
Release date Australia
February 27th, 2011
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United Kingdom
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