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“Wise Man's Fear
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“The first third of The Wise Man’s Fear is a repeat of the plot conflicts of The Name of the Wind. Kvothe is back at the University, but worries about tuition; Ambrose tries to ruin Kvothe’s life; Kvothe loses his instrument, rhapsodizes about how much music means to him, and then gets it back;...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Can't wait for book 3!”Nikola Brežnjak wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great sequel. I want more.”axjms1 wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An amazing follow up to 'The Name of the Wind' that suffers just a little bit because of its premise.
The story and energy pick up straight were the previous book left off, but becomes a bit unhinged and forced in the last 3rd of the book due to having to provide accounts of some of the hero's legendary feats. While still top notch story telling, it feels a bit more forced than the rest of the book.
The current day wraparound story, however, gets more and more interesting... so begins the wait for part 3!”
“Can´t wait for the third one!”Andres Felipe Hurtado wrote this review Friday, November 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Definitely not as good as the first book. Hope the third book is better.”Quote wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Wise Man's Fear picks up where The Name of the Wind left off, somewhat mercilessly. If you haven't read The Name of the Wind recently, do that first then consider his book, you will be lost without that knowledge. If you have read The Name of the Wind recently, read this book now!
The Wise Man's Fear is book two and day two of Kvothe's story. We learn a great deal more about his time at the university with all the friends, professors and enemies we've already met.
There isn't alot of new ground broken in this book but the pacing and rhythm seem so much more mature than the first book that it's a delight to read. I think this was the best read I've had all year.
If you have read The Name of the Wind, read this now. If you haven't, even if Name of the Wind wasn't great in its own right, it would be worth reading just to get to Wise Man's Fear.”
“Shorter than the first one, but just as good. It talks about Kvothe's story again, like the first. Great description and detail. Wonderful fiction book. Read it if you liked the first book (The Name Of The Wind, Lord Of The Rings, and/or Eragon”Baker Fox wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really enjoyed this book, and Kvothe's voice. The portion with Felurian was a little over the top, but not as bad as I was expecting...didn't really detract from the story. Finally hit a boiling point with my frustrations with Kvothe and Denna's 'relationship' - wanted to smack both of them upside the head and tell them both to get over themselves. That kind of response to characters is what I look for in books I read - a visceral response. A fully enjoyable story and sequel to The Name of the Wind.”Geoff wrote this review Friday, October 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have a rather love-hate relationship with this book and the one before it, The Name of the Wind. Both started out pretty good, but as I trudged through them, I felt myself disliking it more and more, The Wise Man's Fear more so. The worldbuilding that happens throughout the Kingkiller Chronicles is a great study for amateur writers, but I grew to dislike most of the plot-essential characters. These books are thick, and are like molasses; no matter what your reading pace, you will get bogged down fairly quickly. I don't think I'll be sticking around for the conclusion of the series.”ToastKat wrote this review Friday, October 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Wise Man's Fear is the 2nd book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. We learn more about Kvothe as a student at the University and follow him as he travels around on various "quests." The origins of some of his names and rumored stories that we learned about in the first book are told in this book.
I read this after trudging through a bunch of depressing, less than enjoyable, books so it was a welcome break for me. I loved the first book and while this one wasn't quite as good it was an enjoyable read. Rothfuss knows how to build a vivid world and deep interesting characters. There were moments in this book that I found somewhat rambling but for the most part I was engaged throughout. It definitely has the feel of a middle book in a series but I liked the ways in which Rothfuss really developed the main character and we learn clues about where things might be going in the future.”