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 ongoing trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle.
The main character Kvothe continues the recorded narrative as commenced in The Name of the Wind. Kvothe continues his education at the university, where he is engaged in a vicious feud with fellow student and member of high nobility Ambrose, punctuated by things such as the theft or retrieval of the love interest Denna's ring,and which culminates in his indirectly orchestrated arrest by the Church for an inadvertant attack on Ambrose in the Name of the Wind. Despite successfully defending himself in court, Kvothe has guaranteed himself a term tuition that is too high for him to pay, due to both the attention he attracted to the darker aspects of the university, e.