Last week, I started to write about Kingkiller's
Chronicle; today I will write about the
second (and last) novel that has been published in this series; The
Wise Man's Fear appeared on the 1st of
March 2011, published by DAW Books.
The second novel continues the action of the
first, by maintaining both timelines: the one in which Kote
tells his life story to Chronicler,
and the timeline in which Kvothe’s
adventures really take place.
This to is a development novel, meaning that the
hero is progressing, developing skills and gaining knowledge; this
development, however, is not for its sake alone; we foresee that all
he learns will be needed in the third book, the one in which he must
confront the main villains: the Chandrian.
There are several events that are of importance:
hero’s adventures in Severen
and his interaction with Lady Lackless,
probably his aunt, the love story with Felurian,
the discussion with the Cthaeh, and
learning of Ketan
The book continues the strained love between
their past and their personalities make the relation difficult.
The first two books of the trilogy lay a very
interesting foundation for the final book; I believe we are in for an
epic ending; to those who read the first book, I strongly recommend
reading The Wiseman's Fear;
you can find the first chapter here.