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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1 (Paperback)
  • The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1 (Paperback)

The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 672 Pages / Published: 12/06/2008
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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 innkeeper - 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.

American author Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the epic fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575081406
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 131 x 198 x 40 mm

The best epic fantasy I read last year...He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy -- George R R Martin
Patrick Rothfuss' debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing. * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY *
Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous -- Terry Brooks
This is a magnificent book -- Anne McCaffrey
The Name of the Wind has everything: magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it's also humorous and terrifying and completely believable -- Tad Williams
As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing ... with true music in the words -- Ursula K Le Guin
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
[Makes] you think he's inventing the genre, instead of reinventing it -- Lev Grossman, New York Times-bestselling author of The Magicians
Hail Patrick Rothfuss! A new giant is striding the land -- Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author of Wake
I was reminded of Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkein, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone * THE TIMES *
This fast-moving, vivid, and unpretentious debut roots its coming-of-age fantasy in convincing mythology * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY *
This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review *
Reminiscent in scope of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series ... this masterpiece of storytelling will appeal to lovers of fantasy on a grand scale * LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred) *
Shelve The Name of the Wind beside The Lord of the Rings...and look forward to the day when it's mentioned in the same breath, perhaps as first among equals * The A.V. Club *
"Patrick Rothfuss' debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing." * WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY *

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“Cant put it down.”

One of the best books have ever read. If not the best.

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“My Favourite Book”

Pat Rothfuss will capture your imagination and hold it hostage! This book is completely effortless to read and the plot is rich and fast-paced. You will find yourself feeling genuine concern for the protagonists and... More

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“quite possably the best book ive read”

i realy enjoyed how patrick rothfuss bult charichters and their relationships. and of course i found the storry to be so compelling that i didnt want to put the book down even to eat.

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