The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
by Patrick Rothfuss
For nearly four years, fantasy and science fiction enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting this second volume to Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles. The first volume, The Name of the Wind, won the prestigious Quill Award and was recently voted as the third-best SFF novel of the decade on Tor.com. In this linchpin book of the trilogy, Kvothe continues his perilous search for answers about the Chandrian even as he grapples with more pressing dangers.
I'm going to keep this brief:
I am half in love with Kvothe. More than half, if I'm honest.
This was easily my most eagerly awaited book of the year, and it came out on my birthday. There couldn't have been a better birthday present.
It's a rare author who can write a nearly 1000-page book and still leave you wanting more.
And if you haven't read The Name of the Wind or Wise Man's Fear, I would suggest you do so. Now.
I never really tell people to buy books (libraries are lovely things), but this is one of the rare instances where I'm going to. Do yourself a favor: buy these and love them like they deserve to be loved.