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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
4.5
From 7,830 Ratings

Description

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
 
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DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND
 
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

Reviews

  • Fantastic Read

    5
    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

    5
    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

    5
    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.

    1
    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...

    5
    By birdy bookwing
    There’s something about a coming of age story.
  • I would recommend

    5
    By crayzinz
    the way the story is told is amazing. hearing the story of a hero from his own voice.
  • Not for me

    1
    By Yakimochi
    Did not enjoy, writing made me cringe.
  • Meh

    2
    By galameda
    I have never seen so little happen in such a beautifully written way. Characterization is amazingly developed and we get a sense of world building, but we never quite see the world. I had a very hard time trudging through this book. I kept waiting for SOMETHING to happen but nothing of consequence ever jumped off the page. I won’t continue to the second book and definitely won’t be waiting for the third that seems to never be coming...
  • Obsessed with this book! This and the second in the series are my all time favorites.

    5
    By FlashJW
    A must read if you love great characters and fantasy epics or if you just love a great story. I read these books about 3 years ago and no other comes close.
  • For me it’s 4.5/5

    4
    By MythShow
    Very nicely written novel But the pace is slow for my taste, especially in the mid chapters Many things end up unclear & unresolved I hope the 2nd book bring more epic & twists for the story

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