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Second novel in The Kingkiller Chronicle. Kvothe's life story finds, and creates, some old and new legends as his travels expand to lands far from the University, into Vint, distant Ademre, and beyond.

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How did Kvothe do this?

Probably the most theatrical scene in The Wise Man's Fear is when Kvothe He does this by Now, So how did this happen? Did I miss something?
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How does Kvothe's deal with Riem (the bursar) work?

At the end of The Wise Man's Fear, after Kvothe returns to the University, he strikes a deal with Riem (the University's bursar). The deal works in the following way: in exchange for Kvothe flunking ...
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Why is the second book in the "Kingkiller Chronicles" titled "The Wise Man's Fear"?

This has been puzzling me. Book 2 of the Kingkiller Chronicles is called The Wise Man's Fear. Why is it called this? There is no mention of any "wise man" anywhere in the book, and no mention either ...
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Does Tempi's tactic actually work?

When Tempi brawls with a Mercenary in a tavern, he afterwards explains his technique of avoiding the headbutt from the mercenary to the surprised Kvothe. But would this actually work? I'd imagine you'...
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What was wrong with Denna?

In The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, when Kvothe is in Tarbean towards the end of the book, he's in a bar when suddenly a couple comes in seeking help. Kvothe rushes in and helps, calling the ...
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When does Kvothe decide to poison the false troupers?

In The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two) chapter 130 "Wine and Water", Kvothe comes into contact with a band of false troupers, who eventually reveal they've done some bad ...
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What is in the Lockless Box?

In the novel The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two), the Lockless have a box that cannot be opened, and so Kvothe is sent to discover a way inside. What clues do we have at what is ...
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