The epilogue of the novel A Wise Mans Fear follows the pattern discussed on the page A Silence of Three Parts.

Chapter summary

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