Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear, sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Picking up the tale of Kvothe King killer once again, we follow him into exile, into political 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. Sent by the Maer to hunt bandits, Kvothe finds his body, mind and magic pushed to limits he's never before experienced. 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 its predecessor and a must for all fantasy fans. Engaging and gripping The Wise Man’s Fear is the biggest and the best new fantasy novel out there.
©2011 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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"Great story brilliantly narrated."
Takes you on a fantastic journey.
The trilogy by Philip Pullman.
The characterisation of the people in the story.
"Very Enjoyable but 40 hours?"
Firstly I would say to anyone who hasn't read "The Name Of The Wind" that they should read that first. Not essential as the story is recapped but it will help with an understanding of the world and is also excellent. I really enjoyed both parts of the audiobook the setting is wonderfully colourful and the characters have a real life to them. Even the protagonist is relatable as he is usually styled as the underdog struggling against enemies with an unfair advantage over him although this does diminish as the novel progresses as he become slightly unbelievable as he masters fighting, music, magic, being a perfect lover with every girl he meets being attractive and attracted to him. This is a minor criticism just feels a little like wish fulfillment on the part of the author.
I would say that is is a good series for anyone how has finished the fire and ice books and are looking for another epic series to sink their teeth into
At 40 hours (with both Parts) this book is long so obviously could not be listened to in one sitting but I found that it is the audiobook equivalent of a page turner and I had to drag myself away from it.There are a couple of sections that drag a little without giving too much away the section where he is in a other plane of existence my attention did wander a little
"Oh what a mighty adventure!"
Everything - the narration is just excellent. Every charcter is unique and identifable. The story is so perfectly written. Just a shame we appear to be looking at at next year before the final installment is out. But I know it will be well worth the wait. Fell into the book by pure chance. Scratching around for another decent read and saw thats all the reviews were glowing about this book. So decided to risk a credit...and one of the best audible choices I have ever made!!! The only draw back is thats it has totally spoiled my choices afterwards, as I am expecting them to come of to the same standard. Which, of course they wont. Exceptional is not the norm.
Game of Thrones I guess...although I couldn't really get on with that series of books due to the narration. I find Kvothes story much more accessable and I feel real sympathy with him as the reader...Patrick Rothfuss makes you care about what happens to his hero.
All of the book. Can't even begin to single out one section as the whole book is such a treat and pleasure. Do both of the books and you have a VIP passport to another world for about 60 to 80 hrs..
Tale of boy to man and beyond
Do yourself a huge favour and give this book a whirl. If you dont like it you can always get a refund in your credit.....whats to lose??
"Harry Potter wishes he'd gone to the university!"
A witty, great fantasy series that centres around a character that you really crave to learn more about. Focussing mostly on the growing up of a young boy who gradually becomes aware of how gifted he is, the story teases with the plot driven by the main character reflecting back on his past, whilst intriguing us on what's to come!
The narration is great and the world building goes far beyond the physical description of places with believable social and cultural prejudices.
This particular book sets you up for the series, forget Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Patrick Rothfuss makes magic seem normal, not magic at all really, but more studious learning of gifted young minds at a University.
The only downside to buying this is that you will shortly be joining me in the hunt for other top series of the same quality whilst waiting for the next book to be completed!
A real hidden gem,I really can't believe I hadn't heard much more about this before doing so much hunting!
This is a great story, its a bot of a rip off but each book has been split into two. A way of making more money perhaps? Anyhow full marks to the author who has written a ripping yarn, and Rupert Degas who brings it to life. On the whole I found "the name of the wind" slighly better, and the first half of the second book better than the first. However these are quibles. I believe that the third book in the trilogy has been written, and I await publication with anticipation - lots of loose ends to tidy up.
"Savour it! It will end you will want more"
This series will be a blockbuster movie inside 5 years, just as soon as that 3rd book is made and my god that will never be soon enough! Great book, great narrator!
"Very very enjoyable..."
A very enjoyable listen, with Rupert Degas being an outstanding voice artist. I read the first of the books on my Kindle, then listened to the second. Degas's interpretation of the voices was close to my own and seemed to meld seamlessly. The book continued the split narrative of Kvothe recalling his early life to Chronicler, with his current existence being played out in the Inn. The story is beautifully written, amusing, with moments of real pathos, drama and excitement. The character of Kvothe is likely to become a stand out in fantasy. The novel felt like a comfortable pair of slippers by a warming fire most of the time: a pleasant, easy listen. There are, however, enough hints of future menace and darkness to keep me interested in the story and I eagerly await the next instalment.
My one gripe is that it is slightly over-long (although not as over-long as anything by Brandon Sanderson).The pacing was slightly too slow on occasion and you did long to "get somewhere" or arrive at a climax.
This is my only problem with the book, however. Overall, I enjoyed it, would recommend it and will get the next instalment, especially if Degas is reading it!
"21st century Tokien"
Absolutely brilliant. Well written, good composition and pace. Every emotion feeding through to the reader. Can't wait for the final part. I fear that, if made into a movie, the story would be compromised.
This is a fantastic book that I struggled to read but listening to it read so beautifully by Rupert Degas just made it come to life. I love being able to listen to a chapter or two or maybe a few more while I am cooking and find it being read helps to me helps me keep up with all the characters in a way the reading it I struggled with. It is such an intricate story beautiful woven and just as brilliant as Patrick Rothfuss's first book. I love his story telling method. It is a story within a story.
The wise mans fear is a masterclass in storytelling. The idea of a story within a story was something I was not entirely sold on before I bought this series but was happy to have my mind changed. Excellently read by Rupert Degass to his is a must for all fantasy fans. My only gripe is that it comes as 2 parts but should have been a complete item.
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