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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 OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOL

Author Patrick Rothfuss

Pages 736

Publisher Penguin

Published Date 2007-03-27

ISBN 1101147164 9781101147160

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claremurphy shared a tip "solid fantasy novel, first of a series that is still being written!"

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Maureen.Callahan shared a tip "If you liked Harry Potter..."

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caviarmy shared a tip "The most comprehensive magic system in a fantasy novel."

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eric_groeschel shared a tip "Excellent book. Now please finish the 3rd one Rothfuss!"

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theodore_versunen shared a tip "I wouldn't say the main character is super sympathetic. I think the worldbuilding is worth it though."

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dethkloak shared a tip "This is a must read, even if your not a fantasy buff, or sci-fi, doesn't matter. You have to read this book."

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mike_fryer shared a tip "It has been 9 years, I don't remember that much. I am planning on rereading them when/if the Doors of Stone gets released."

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bill_hinshillwood shared a tip "It you loved Harry Potter as a kid you need to read this book!"

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hurricane42og shared a tip "Best series that no one has read and isn’t already a movie or show but should be"

eric_grimes shared a tip "One of the best openers to a series I've ever read. Hoping the final book comes soon."

eric_grimes shared a tip "An all time favourite. Very much looking forward to the final book. Hoping it comes soon."

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bsmith7 shared a tip "Yes. I liked it"

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julia_bordeaux shared a tip "I love, love, love this book!"

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summer_steffen_land shared a tip "If you are a Brandon Sanderson fan then this will not disappoint. Very good book!!!!!"

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hannah_steele_8613 shared a tip "I also liked the first one best but I loved the second as well. 😊"

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heather_anne_6054 shared a tip "Great fantasy book, love this author. Just wish he would finish the 3rd book already."

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jennie_damron shared a tip "I adored this book. The writing was atmospheric and the story so compelling. I loved the characters so much."

compassion_riley shared a tip "Waiting for book three, this is a unputdownable book."

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matthew_zotti shared a tip "It's probably this one"

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tammy_taylor_4629 shared a tip "Engrossing character life story. Kvothe’s life is both tragic and surreal. You can’t stop reading to see what happens next."

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lupe_camas shared a tip "I enjoy the book very much but don't like Denna."

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donald_mcnamara shared a tip "Must read fantasy book"

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katie_mcgowan_6382 shared a tip "This book is amazing"

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tatiana_hernandez_9935 shared a tip "Yes, it's like a mix of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. It's incredible"

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stacey_kokot shared a tip "Mine as well!! I wish the 3rd book would come out..."

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sonia_anglica_godoy shared a tip "Still waiting the last book to come"

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adam_vanhooser shared a tip "couldn't put it down"

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jana_korz shared a tip "Still looking for something new to love.. re-read Harry Potter recently because I can’t find anything.."

cait_4333 shared a tip "The Lies of Locke Lamora has a similar vibe. Of course also most of Brandon Sanderson’s series would be comparable too!"

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christopher_hampton shared a tip "100%"

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holly_hawkins shared a tip "Yes ma'am! Any recommendations for something similar to this series?"

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mike_burns_603 shared a tip "Possibly the top modern pure storyteller."

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jamie_reyes shared a tip "Just the others in the same series"

leigh_clanton shared a tip "Clever magical explanations"

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turone_greenwood shared a tip "Amazing epic fantasy, shame we will probably never get book 3"

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meredith_tiller shared a tip "Favorite book ive ever read"

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tausha_griswold shared a tip "One of my favorite series"

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robin_george shared a tip "An unusual journey through a fantasy story, but gripping as heck."

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josiah_892 shared a tip "This book was very interesting. I liked the magic system, it's softer than I usually like, but it works well."

ron_barnes_4719 shared a tip "I liked both this one and A Wise Man’s Fear. I’ve been eagerly and sometimes not patiently waiting for The Doors of Stone."

mia_belanger shared a tip "I really liked «Lord of the Isles », «  Bartimaeus Sequence » and « Altaveran »."

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zachary_corbin shared a tip "OMG yes. I promise you won't regret it."

emily_diffenderfer shared a tip "It’s super long and the series will probably never get finished but it’s so good"

jo_807 shared a tip "My fav is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Can't wait for the next one!"

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andrea_sanderson shared a tip "Honest to God the best series I have ever read."

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joey_piparo shared a tip "100%. One of the best books I have ever read."

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zachary_taylor_278 shared a tip "Dune is my all time favorite! But I just finished Golden Son and I really loved that too"

karen_quackenbush shared a tip "Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse"

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tammie_burke shared a tip "Definitely"

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blo_bert shared a tip "My favorite book of all time( so far) is the princes and the dressmaker!"

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nathan_klein shared a tip "Dis number 1"

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chandhnee_k_iyer shared a tip "I liked the fact that it gave me a very hogwartsy feel. Good storytelling. That's always great!"

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jose_arciniegas shared a tip "Any dialogue with Dena probably. My least favorite part is when he decided not to finish it. LOL"

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jessica_hirsch_7238 shared a tip "Really good book! Sucks you in from the first page!!"

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audrey_martinez_919 shared a tip "Most definitely. It has a bit of a slow start but you get hooked"

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heather_6851 shared a tip "I just finished Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Loved it!"

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mark_pitman shared a tip "Absolutely stunning. I read a ton of fantasy and this is the best I've seen in a long while."

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bryan_steiner shared a tip "Currently enjoying The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. How about you?"

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nikki_nienhaus shared a tip "One of the best books I’ve ever read."

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lavenderrine shared a tip "Ugh ! The best!"

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sprix_fauxnamer shared a tip "I'm a big fan of an older fantasy series by David Eddings called The Belgariad. If interested, start off with Pawn of Prophecy."

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kari_pearson_9393 shared a tip "Just re-read Dune since it's been a minute and just started Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. You?"

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annika_artle shared a tip "Took me a bit to get into it but loved it so much by the end! Such a great story."

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iana_borova shared a tip "This is my FAVORITE series (only 2 of 3 published)"

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alex_hoffmann shared a tip "One of my favourite books."

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leya_fletcher shared a tip "All time favorite book!"

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christina_macfadzen shared a tip "Listening to this on Audible. Highly recommended"

melissa_3980 shared a tip "Absolutely amazing. Its a series so you can be occupied for some time. Definitely recommend."

jessica_galbraith shared a tip "One of the best fantasy books"

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giovanna_3401 shared a tip "I cannot find a flaw in this book. Completely enchanted & obsessed."

jaime_ramos-cortez shared a tip "FAVORITE BOOK EVER"

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andrew_kaler shared a tip "This became my new alltime favorite book series!"

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carrie_thompson_9678 shared a tip "I've read this multiple times and never tire of it ❤️"

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rebecca_doyle_505 shared a tip "Waiting for book #3"

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katrina_zack shared a tip "So good! Worth the time!"

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deanna_avra shared a tip "One of my favorite books of all time."

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ian_wescoat shared a tip "I haven't finished it yet but it's very good so far"

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jennifer_mccracken shared a tip "Sounds interesting."

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jacquelynn_cookson shared a tip "Absolutely one of the most incredible books I have ever read. I recommend this as often as I can."

gabi_p. shared a tip "Solid magic systems, great banter, exciting plot and a flawed but very cool protagonist."

kieran_mcnalt shared a tip "Well thought out novel that leaves you wanting more every time you put it down."

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charli_caffrey shared a tip "I could read this book 1,000 times and still want to read it again."

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rhiannon_sanders shared a tip "My favorite, I read it once every other month"

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charles_beaton shared a tip "It's just amazing. Can't stress it enough. No words to describe it."

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peter_jowett shared a tip "It's very good, actually amazing considering it is the authors first effort."

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rachael_strifler shared a tip "The Audible Audio voice is really good if you go that route"

rick_payn shared a tip "Great storytelling!"

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anna_sparks_9459 shared a tip "Definitely! It did drag on a bit a few times, but I have a pretty short attention span sometimes."

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adam_weverink shared a tip "I've read this book and its sequel a few times now. As soon as I open it, I can't put it down. Waiting for the third!"

hzbdsh shared a tip "It is an awesome book. It is beautifully written and broke my heart a couple of times."

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zahira_bencheikh-ab shared a tip "Very well written story with a complex plot, loved it ❤"

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maria_ouellette shared a tip "So well written. Helps grown ups fall in love with magic."

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shawn_cushatt shared a tip "Both of his books are great."

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raymond_evans shared a tip "Beautifully written with a profound appreciation of lang