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The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 8,004 Ratings


Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.  

Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
George R. R. MartinNew York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” 
Terry BrooksNew York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true.” 
Robin HobbNew York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." 
Brandon SandersonNew York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn


  • Favorite read

    By TimDoodles Jr
    One of my go to books whenever I need to jump in and just read, truly amazing when you can read a story multiple times and still enjoy it!
  • Master Work, but slightly slow

    By GutterSlug1397
    The Name Of The Wind is a well crafted novel about the life and memoirs of Kvothe, living legend and simple inn keeper all mixed together. The book is written in a very clever style with numerous quotes that make you think deeper on life and revel in the wisdom of Kvothe. There is no doubt this a masterfully written story, but I gave it three stars because it is slightly lacking in mystery, action, and the overall appeal of a book that makes you deathly eager to see what secrets are hidden in the next chapter.
  • Great book

    By sammybra
    Amazing , cannot recommend it enough.
  • Fantastic Read

    By MN Football Player
    If you’re a fantasy reader this book will keep you reading through the night. You get to partake on a story of stories that keeps your attention until the final word. Highly recommend if you’re a fantasy fanatic.
  • Good Style, Compelling Story

    By Iggnutts
    Though it can ramble in spots and has a tendency to leave some characters behind that I thought were going to play a bigger part, I was immediately drawn to the writing style, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where this story ends up.
  • Amazing book

    By Ddates
    This book reignited my love of reading and the series only gets better. WARNING if you do read you are going to be heat broken the book 3 has not been released. Free the Doors of Stone!!!!
  • Unreliable author. Cares more about pandering and primping than about his readers.

    By V_Vincit
    Good book. Loved that characters. Got tired of incessant delays and author idiosyncrasies. Being left to wonder about the fate of your favorite characters while that author panders to the media, or preens for some convention to which he has been invited, is maddening, to say the least. Deleting books, and going on to more reliable writers. I highly recommend you do the same.
  • Best in a while...

    By birdy bookwing
    There’s something about a coming of age story.
  • I would recommend

    By crayzinz
    the way the story is told is amazing. hearing the story of a hero from his own voice.
  • Not for me

    By Yakimochi
    Did not enjoy, writing made me cringe.