The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two) is a fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss released March 1, 2011. It is the second volume in The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Protagonist Kvothe continues the narrative commenced in The Name of the Wind, wherein a younger Kvothe continues his education at a prestigious University. There, he carries a feud with fellow student Ambrose, punctuated by petty crimes such as the theft and retrieval of love interest Denna's ring and culminating in his arrest by the Church. Despite defending himself in court, Kvothe has guaranteed himself a term tuition too high to pay, due to the negative attention he attracted to the darker aspects of the University, and his more or less destitute status. Furthermore, as he cannot pay the tuition, he goes to the moneylender Devi to borrow money.