Patrick Rothfuss

A Writer of Things

Patrick Rothfuss

Talk: A Writer of Things

The first two books in the Kingkiller Chronicle are a first-person account of the life of Kvothe, a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. He has made himself a legend - but the creator of a legend can also become its victim. This video contains spoilers and plot discussions for the Name of the Wind, Wise Man's Fear, and the Adventures of Princess and Mr. Whiffle.

Patrick Rothfuss

Legendary fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss disappeared from public view some time ago. There is an innkeeper in a small town in the remote province of Wisconsin who looks vaguely like him if the light is dim enough and you've had enough drinks. Pat is also the driving force behind WorldBuilders, which has raised millions of dollars for Oxfam: www.worldbuilders.org .

The Book

“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. 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.

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