Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The blurb: Sequel to the extraordinary THE NAME OF THE WIND, THE WISE MAN’S FEAR is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must-read for all fans of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic . . . and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord.

Packed with as much magic, adventure and home-grown drama as THE NAME OF THE WIND, this is a sequel in every way the equal to its predecessor and a must-read for all fantasy fans. Readable, engaging and gripping THE WISE MAN’S FEAR is the biggest and the best new fantasy novel out there.

My review: There’s a lot of capitalisation going on there, not a big fan of unnecessary capitals! Anyway… This book is exactly 1000 pages long. This sort of length would normally send me running for the hills but bring on the next 1000 I say as this is an amazing book. So rich in detail, characterisation and magic, without neglecting the human side of his characters it’s Rothfuss who is the real magician.

I only wish that I could remember half of the things that had happened in the first book, they’re both so big that it’s hard to remember all the subtle little plot lines that could come back. I would say I was only very slightly disappointed as I would’ve liked more time at the University but it’s not my story and the author obviously knows what he’s doing! The Kingkiller Chronicles were by a city motorway my favourite books of 2011! Looking forward to 2012!

10 out of 10 stars! What else! **********

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