The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
(Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)

89%

16 Critic Reviews

By combining bold choices with bolder sincerity, Rothfuss has found one of the secrets of great storytelling. He doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but he knows damn sure how to ride it.
-AV Club

Synopsis

“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.
 

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Patrick Rothfuss nació y vive en Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Fue profesor adjunto de lengua y literatura inglesa en la universidad local. El éxito de su primera novela, El nombre del viento, primer volumen de la trilogía Crónica del Asesino de Reyes, le ha permitido dedicarse exclusivamente a escribir. Se ha traducido a veinticinco lenguas, se publica en más de treinta países y se considera el debut más fulgurante en literatura fantástica de los últimos años. Obtuvo el premio Quill al mejor libro de literatura fantástica. Amazon lo seleccionó entre sus diez «joyas ocultas» de 2007. En Alemania fue galardonado con el premio a la mejor novela de literatura fantástica en 2009. El temor de un hombre sabio, la continuación de El nombre del viento, se publicó en marzo de 2011 en el mundo anglosajón. Debutó la primera semana de su lanzamiento en el n.o 1 de The New York Times y en el n.o 2 de The London Times, y fue libro recomendado del mes en Amazon, donde era uno de los títulos más vendidos desde un mes antes de su publicación. Patrick Rothfuss está empezando a revisar y trabajar en la tercera entrega, provisionalmente titulada The Doors of Stone (Las puertas de piedra). www.patrickrothfuss.com www.lahistoriadekvothe.com
 
Published March 1, 2011 by DAW. 1007 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Wise Man's Fear
All: 16 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 3

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jan 24 2011

This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence...

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Blog Critics

Above average
on May 17 2011

While I love epic fantasy, less is still more and Rothfuss needs to learn that lesson.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Dec 20 2011

The book is full of humor, romance, suspenseful action sequences and just about anything else a reader could possibly want from a fantasy story.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Mar 08 2011

The Wise Man's Fear is a stellar addition to this series, and will no doubt only further establish Rothfuss' reputation...

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Mar 01 2011

If you appreciate words and their usage with unexpected finesse and charm, you’ll want to linger over this one.

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AV Club

Good
on Mar 17 2011

By combining bold choices with bolder sincerity, Rothfuss has found one of the secrets of great storytelling. He doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but he knows damn sure how to ride it.

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Tor

Excellent
on Mar 01 2011

...it’s about the journey, and this is a journey I am enjoying very very much.

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Tor

Excellent
on Dec 17 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience...It's such a great world, and the people are like real people, and what happens is endlessly entertaining.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Excellent
on Mar 16 2011

... the new book delivers all the same pleasures as the first...Readers who enjoyed Wind will surely devour this successor.

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SFFWorld.com

Excellent
on Mar 09 2011

... it is an incredible novel, a rare novel that lives up to the promise of its predecessor.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Good
on Feb 28 2011

It’s as good, if not better than the first book. Returning to Kvothe’s world feels like an overdue reunion, but it’s well worth the wait.

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Strange Horizons

Good
on Jun 27 2011

...The Wise Man's Fear is so entertaining, so much fun...

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EN World

Above average
on Jun 23 2011

...the book’s plot feels unfocused and just a tinge sloppy, and the myriad layers to Kvothe’s persona feel a bit muddled and forced at times.

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Above average

Its fractured plot means characters and plot elements are being continually introduced and discarded. The result is a somewhat shallower experience than the Name of the Wind...

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Fantasy Faction

Excellent
on Mar 31 2011

Rothfuss writes like nobody else on this planet. The poetic nature of his writing is so beautiful that you can’t help but tumble through the pages.

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Grasping For The Wind

Excellent
on Mar 01 2011

There simply aren’t enough superlatives in the world to describe how excellent The Wise Man’s Fear is. It is a novel you won’t want to miss.

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