QUICKIE: The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man’s Fear is the second installment in Patrick Rothfuss’s bestselling series The King Killer Chronicle. I’ve read it previously, but this series is so good (and I am so impatient for the third book) that it most certainly deserves a reread.

This book not only manages to lead seemlessly from the first, it manages to be a step above the first installment too. And not just because we do actually discover what “The Wise Man’s Fear” is*, unlike The Name of the Wind, where we’re still none the wiser about the name of the wind by the end of it. The characters are well-rounded, the story-telling is fantastic and has multiple layers and to be quite honest it’s a credit to the genre. It really is must read for any fantasy fan, and whilst the length of each book might be a bit daunting for someone new to the genre, it’s definitely less intimidating than well known fantasy series such as A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin or The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

So, if fantasy is your thing, or you’re looking for your first step into high-fantasy before you take on the giants of the genre, do not give this series a miss. I think it’s wonderful, and I’m sure you will too.


*Wise blokes should fear a moonless night. Obviously.

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