The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Kvothe’s tale continues in this installment, a story unequaled in fantasy literature. In this tale, Kvothe takes his first step on the path of a hero only to learn how difficult it can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
However, note that wise men generally fear three things; a night with no moon, the sea in storm, and the anger of a gentle man.
Kvothe- I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings, I burned down the town of Trebon, and I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and life. To add to that, I was expelled from the University at a tender age, than most people are allowed in. I have talked to god, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
The Adrift, he is penniless and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. As he attempts to curry favor, Kvothe learns of an assassination attempt and several mysteries that trigger him to embark on finding answers.
Publication Date: 1st March 2011 by DAW Books.