The Wise Man's Fear is one of those books that takes storytelling, fantasy, magic, and great characters, then stirs them all together and what results is an unforgettable story.
Fans, of which I am one, of The Name of the Wind have had a bit of a wait for The Wise Man's Fear, but it is a wait worth waiting for and the continuation of Kvothe's story is even better than in the first book.
What really makes the story work for me is that the reader is swept along with Kvothe on his adventures and he, along with his friends and those he meets, grow as the story progresses.
Mr. Rothfuss has a wonderful gift for storytelling that sweeps the reader - or at least it did me - along with it that, by the end of it, the book feels as if it could have been much longer without detriment.
With all of that, it stopped at just the right moment, with enough of a cliffhanger, making me impatient to see what comes next.
My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me... So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequalled in fantasy literature. .