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The Name of the Wind

by Patrick Rothfuss

Part of the The Kingkiller Chronicle Series

LoveReading View on The Name of the Wind

Delivering a whammy of a read, this is the first in a fabulous epic fantasy trilogy (the final book is described as still in progress). The Name of the Wind was published in 2006, I read it and swooned at the writing and story. It won a number of fantasy awards. Patrick Rothfuss also created a novella in 2014 that sits as a companion to the trilogy called The Slow Regard of Silent Things, and it has to be on the list of my favourite books (ever). 

Books in The Kingkiller Chronicles Series:

1. The Name of the Wind

2. The Wise Man's Fear

Plus, the companion, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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The Name of the Wind Synopsis

'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. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me' So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.

The Name of the Wind Press Reviews

The debut of a writer we would all do well to watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.

-Terry Brooks

The great new fantasy writer we've all been waiting for.

-Orson Scott Card

The type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. THE FANTASY WORLD HAS A NEW STAR.

- Publishers Weekly

(starred review)

REFRESHINGLY NIMBLE AND OF-BEAT...a finely-tuned coming-of-age story, full of humor, action and the occasional dose of magic.

- San Francisco Chronicle

One of the best stories told in any medium in a decade.

- The Onion

A rare and great pleasure.

-Ursula K. LeGuin

Elegantly told.

- Library Journal

(starred review)

An astonishing novel.

-- Robert J. Sawyer

A rare and great pleasure.

-- Ursula K. LeGuin

One of the best stories told in any medium in a decade.

The great new fantasy writer we've all been waiting for.

-- Orson Scott Card

The type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The Fantasy World has a New Star.

Refreshingly Nimble and Off-Beat. . . a finely-tuned coming-of-age story, full of humor, action and the occasional dose of magic.

The Debut of A Writer We Would All Do Well to Watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.

-- Terry Brooks

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780575129474
Publication date: 06/03/2012
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780575081406
Publication date: 12/06/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575129474
Publication date: 6th March 2012
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: Fantasy,

About Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.   Click here to read his 'Ask the Author' feature

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