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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  

The Name of the Wind

Part of the Kingkiller Chronicle Series
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This first in a new trilogy introduces an exciting debut author. An accessible read, although quite long, but the narrative will keep you gripped and the character of ‘Kovthe’ is a complex and arresting figure. An exciting new voice in the science fiction genre.

If you like Patrick Rothfuss you might also like to read books by George R R Martin, Robin Hobb and Steven Erikson.

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

'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.

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debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing.

* WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY * Patrick Rothfuss
debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing

. * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY *


About the Author

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.

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Publication date

12th June 2008

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Patrick Rothfuss

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
672 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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ISBN

9780575081406

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