The epilogue of the novel A Wise Mans Fear follows the pattern discussed on the page A Silence of Three Parts.
The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts."
The first silence
A hollow echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking:
- The lack of rain
- The lack of lovers
- The lack of music
The second silence
Like an endless in drawn breath. The second silence remains because distant noises of revelry are too faded.
The third silence
You might feel it in a dozen locks, turned tight to keep the night away, in the clay jugs of cider and in the bottling ache of bruises that bloomed across a body..
For further clarification see A Silence of Three Parts
|Chapters in The Kingkiller Chronicle|
|The Name of the Wind||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. A Place for Demons ▪ 2. A Beautiful Day ▪ 3. Wood and Word ▪ 4. Halfway to Newarre ▪ 5. Notes ▪ 6. The Price of Remembering ▪ 7. Of Beginnings and the Names of Things ▪ 8. Thieves, Heretics, and Whores ▪ 9. Riding in the Wagon with Ben ▪ 10. Alar and Several Stones ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|
|The Wise Man's Fear||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. Apple and Elderberry ▪ 2. Holly ▪ 3. Luck ▪ 4. Tar and Tin ▪ 5. The Eolian ▪ 6. Love ▪ 7. Admissions ▪ 8. Questions ▪ 9. A Civil Tongue ▪ 10. Being Treasured ▪ 152. Elderberry ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|