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 Kingkiller 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. 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 Limited
Amazing story, period!
The diversity of the situations Kvothe gets involved with.
He give amazing life to all the characters. He is hands down the best performer of the once you'll find in audible
Made me laugh several times.
This story is going to have you on the edge all the time. All the parts have a meaning so be patient when it appears to drive away from the main plot. The Felurian part is wonderful!My only complain is why it was decided to divide the book in 2 parts? The other version found here is just one audiobook of forty-something hours so why not Degas' one? I could not help to feel that they want to leech more money from the consumers. It is still worth to pay for this version that is divided in two because Degas really injects something that the other performer cannot match. This is the only reason because I did not give it 5 starts on the overall category.
This has definately become one of my favourite sagas, and is beautifully read by Rupert Degas. Highly recommend these imaginative, adventurous books, and I can't wait for the next installment.
Long distance interstate driver. I need my books to be interesting to keep me going at 4am. I'm biassed towards action, scifi, fantasy but also entertaining non fiction/educational
As you find more and more about the chandrian, Kvothe's progress in the school and the secrets of the university you only want more more more.
The reader is truly excellent. I read book two (rather than listenning to it) and it was simply not as good. The plot is original. I was entranced. hard to put down is the only problem.
Now i'm hanging out for book 3 (day 3) which appears is not yet written - gutted when i realised this.
The Name of the wind and Wise mans fear are simply my favourite Audiobooks. The story is great and I just need to find out what is happening next. Hurry up with the next one. Please. Please please.
Rothfuss has a refreshing take on the classic Fantasy epic. A Really good listen!
He brings the characters to life in a great way
Quite humorous at times!
I haven't read the print version
Tempe has to be one of the most solid secondary characters so far -
A wonderful array of character voices.
The Fairy seer creature in the tree was wonderfully creepy!!
I began the book in a cynical frame of mind, as I recgnized the now familiar trend in fantasy fiction to drag out a story with meaningless meanderings,and thereby reduce the picture frame to a blotch of too many characters and no dimensions. I am afraid I was right. The landscape while beautifully afixed, has too many flitting two dimensional charcters who do not develop depth and personality,much in the sad tradition of George RR Martin. It is a crowded tale that does not bring anticipation for the future of the main character.Qvoth is a classic narcissist who manipulates all circumstances to suit himself and does not inspire my sympathy. His relationships appear to only serve his ego.
Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.
The narrator did a splendid job given the matter.
I think Patrick Rothfuss need not trouble himself to continue this series as it is evident the story has nowhere further to go.
This whole series so far has been my favorite? It's addictive.
Robert Jordan or Raymond E Feist is how I compare this series. The story and characters are never boring and every chapter has a new twist, turn or surprise.
He brings every character to life in your mind and his accents are so clever. His voice and tone are easy to listen to and in over 60 hrs of listening to him I've never wanted to switch him off.
I laughed many times and felt exasperated at others when things didn't go the way you wanted for the characters.
Highly recommend this author and narrated.
We live in the information age, yet the biggest challenge facing humanity is communication. - Self.
Book 2 of the kingkiller chronicles ends up being better than the first book in most parts. Here Kvothe is shown kind of "growing up" and and metaphorically speaking "getting his karate lessons".
There are some great original quotes in the book, which relate to the title of the book.
However, I still want to strangle Denna as she adds little to the story beyond a certain amount.
People who've listened to the first book can see more action here in more ways than one. This book isn't PG13 so be careful.
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