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The Wise Man’s Fear (Excerpt)

, || "There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man." My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

Best SFF Novels of the Decade: An Appreciation of American Gods

It’s hard to say exactly why I like American Gods so much.

Most of the time, if I like a book, it’s easy for me to point at the specific thing that makes it shine. Usually a book has one thing that stands out: the characters, the world, the language….

But Gaiman doesn’t lean too heavily on any single element of the writer’s craft. And as a result, I’m having trouble putting into words exactly why I’m so fond of American Gods.

To be fair, I have to admit that my attachment to American Gods is not entirely a rational one. Then again, love is very rarely a rational thing.

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Series: Best SFF Novels of the Decade Readers Poll

The Wise Man’s Fear (Excerpt)

Please enjoy this excerpt from DAW Books, “Interesting Fact” from The Wise Man’s Fear, the feverishly anticipated second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss. The novel hits the shelves on March 1st.

 

Interesting Fact

ELODIN STRODE INTO THE lecture hall almost an hour late. His clothes were covered in grass stains, and there were dried leaves tangled in his hair. He was grinning.

Today there were only six of us waiting for him. Jarret hadn’t shown up for the last two classes. Given the scathing comments he’d made before disappearing, I doubted he’d be coming back.

“Now!” Elodin shouted without preamble. “Tell me things!”

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