The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two) is a fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss and the second volume in The Kingkiller Chronicle. It was released March 1, 2011 by DAW Books. It is the sequel to 2007's The Name of the Wind.
Protagonist Kvothe continues the narrative commenced in The Name of the Wind, wherein a younger Kvothe pursues his education at the University. There, he carries on 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 successfully defending himself in court, Kvothe has guaranteed himself a term tuition too high to pay due to the negative attention he has attracted to the darker aspects of the University, and his more or less destitute status. As he cannot pay the tuition, he goes to the moneylender Devi to borrow money. Kvothe, being advised by his friends and teachers at the University, decides to take a term off.