Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

The Wise Man's Fear
By: Patrick Rothfuss
Published by: DAW
Publication date: March 1, 2011

This is the second installment in the Kingkiller Chronicles. I read the first one, The Name of the Wind, back when it first came out, loved it, and have been anxiously awaiting this one!!

Official Publisher's Summary....

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."
An escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe discovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's road.
All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women.
In The Wise Man's Fear 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.
Have any of you read The Name of the Wind?? Are you looking forward to this one too???

3 comments:

Sniffly Kitty said...

I'm so very excited for Wise Man's Fear (yep, loved Name of the Wind). I have it on pre-order, and am going to one of Rothfuss's signings to get it signed ^.^

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool pick!

Misty said...

I JUST PREORDERED THIS!!!! I am chomping at the bit on this one, I want it NOWWWWWWW!