J: FEAR. What is ‘FEAR’?
Barn Owl: Fear is the feeling you get when you are scared.
J: Oh. THE WISE MAN’S FEAR. So, what’s he afraid of?
Barn Owl: I don’t know yet. I haven’t read that far.
J: It’s plants. I think he’s scared of the plants.
Moral of the story: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
P.S. If you haven’t read the Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss yet, you really should. Check out this excerpt from Book One: The Name of the Wind.
P.P.S. If you are already a fan of the books, checkout Patrick Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders site where you can buy signed books and cool merch from various awesome authors (and artists like Karen Hallion!) – all the proceeds go to Heifer International, which brings helps poor communities obtain a sustainable source income.