The Name of the Wind
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
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 SOLD! 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. Martin, New 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 Brooks, New 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 Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice "Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." —Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
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"One of my friends told me to read Name of the Wind since this summer. After finally relenting I just couldn’t put it down. This phenomenal read is second to none. Its totally unique take on heroic epics, its brilliant magic system, and its prose have made it a fast favorite of mine. Big shout outs all around to Rothfuss for making me interested in fantasy again!"
"Reread...yes I made my husband listen to it this time ha.<br/><br/>This story has to much to be described but I will try my best in hopes that you will read it. To start off there was something so relatable about Kvothe (the main character), even though my life was nothing like the story. He seemed so real and tangible. The plot starts with Kvothe telling a Chronicler about the begins of his life, so in a way it's as if he is talking to the reader which I very much enjoyed.<br/><br/>"That being said, do not presume to change a word I say. If I seem to wander, if I seem to stray, remember that true stories seldom take the straightest way." -Kvothe<br/><br/>This was a very character driven story but even so I could see the world as Kvothe walked through it. Although the first 100 pages are mostly a prelude to the main plot, to me it was an essential one. It made the story full and alive in which I was getting my heart broken over the most stupid things and admiring the most strangest of people.<br/><br/>Kvothe and his family were a troupe of Ruh (traveling performers). He was very observant and always remembered to talk about the taste of the air and the gravel underfoot. He and his family met so many people that I felt the need to write their names down fearing I would never meet them again. So how do you come to love a character in only a few chapters? I guess Patrick Rothfuss could tell you.<br/><br/>"We Ruh are travelers. Our lives are composed of meetings and postings, with brief, bright acquaintances in-between." -Kvothe<br/><br/>Abenthy's teachings were captivating he really made me think outside the box. Trapis was also an amazing old man. He saw the boys underneath not the dirt on their faces or rags they wore.<br/><br/>"In return we loved him with a silent ferocity that only animals could match." -Kvothe<br/><br/>There will be plenty of quotes because I loved so many I could not write them all down.<br/><br/>Literally the only thing I can think of negatively about The Name of the Wind was the map. Many times I looked to find a place mentioned and could not. I'm not even sure were the story takes place so if anyone knows please leave a comment it would be much appreciated.<br/><br/>I was so relieved when Kvothe finally found purpose in life. After his misfortune it seemed like he just wondered around aimlessly. I almost forgot how clever he was during his many years of just trying to survive. Kvothe is the kind of character that readers dream about. He was put through so much, stealing to survive, battered and bruised, and when he finally receives money he became very humble and kind to those who deserve it. Kvothes character arc was off the top amazing to behold.<br/><br/>"The boy grows upward, but the girl grows up." -Tahl<br/><br/>My emotions over this book was unbelievably heighten. I nearly cried over Kvothe being able to hold a Lute again. Just very small things that we take for granted he prized above all else. I loved the way Kvothe speaks. It's not arrogance, its knowing. Like a child telling you the truth, not caring about the circumstance. <br/>Patrick's words lured me in so completely, a person telling a story within a story, that sometimes I came back to reality twice in a way. You are with the young Kvothe then you are back with the story teller wondering how long you been gone then you come back to yourself. But I loved it!<br/><br/>Kvothe also lures his listeners into a trance as he plays and at the same time I am lured while listening. The Authors words also described music, food, drink so sinfully sweet and that I wanted to crawl inside this world if I could just get a taste.<br/><br/>I was mad then intrigued to learn that the story teller kept things to himself. It made it real somehow. A beautiful moment you selfishly clutch to, I can respect that. <br/><br/>"Do not mistake me for my mask. You see the light dappling on the water and forget the deep, cold dark beneath." -Bast<br/><br/>So it seems for the next year or so I will be vastly annoying telling everyone I know that dabbles in the written word to read this story. It's just how a fangirl lives I suppose.<br/><br/>Reading music:<br/>I am a man who will fight for your honor- Chris Zabriskie"