The Wise Man's FearBook - 2011
"I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss." --Lin-Manuel Miranda * "He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." --George R. R. Martin * "Rothfuss has real talent." --Terry Brooks
DAY TWO: THE WISE MAN'S FEAR
"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 a tale 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.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
"The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy."
-- George R. R. Martin , New York Times -bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
"Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous."
-- Terry Brooks , New York Times -bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
-- Ursula K. Le Guin , award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true."
-- Robin Hobb , New York Times -bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
-- Brandon Sanderson , New York Times -bestselling author of Mistborn
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There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
“Wil and Sim took turns watching over me as I slept, keeping me safe with their Alar. They were the best sort of friends. The sort everyone hopes for but no one deserves, least of all me.”
Elodin to Kvothe: “Caution suits an arcanist. Assurance suits a namer. Fear does not suit either. It does not suit you.”
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
“It’s not over if you’re still here,” Chronicler said. “It’s not a tragedy if you’re still alive.”
Bast nodded eagerly at this, looking back at Kvothe.
Kvothe looked at both of them for a moment, then smiled and chuckled low in his chest. “Oh,” he said fondly. “You’re both so young.”
“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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