“The Wise Man’s Fear” Ch 57-60: Poisonous Plots & Potential Paramours

Episode 90 of CasterQuest is our latest book club episode, recapping chapters 57-60 of Patrick Rothfuss’ “The Wise Man’s Fear”, the second book in the best-selling Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy series.
In this episode-

A mysterious gentleman charms his way into Kvothe’s good graces, introducing the game of Tak, and sharing helpful advice on how to navigate the Vintish social network.

The Maer’s health continues to decline, and with his biological clock ticking Alveron finally reveals to Kvothe what his purpose is to be- research the family of, and help win the hand of Lady Meluan Lackless.

Kvothe makes the acquaintance of Cadicus- the court alchemist, and requests information on the Lackless family, but after witnessing Cadicus prepare the Maer’s medicine, Kvothe realizes that a foul plot may be in the works!

The next book club will cover chapters 61-63. Until then, keep on Questin’!

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Opening track: “The University” from “The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack” by composer Mark Haas. Available on itunes or at markhaasmusic.com

Closing track: “Maple, Maypole” by Anna Bosnick (aka Anna Phyllis Smith) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8g7JFYabg