The Name of the Wind (the Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One)

The Name of the Wind (the Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One)

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Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, "The Name of the Wind" is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 53.34mm | 952.54g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 075640407X
  • 9780756404079
  • 15,331

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"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 off-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) "From the Paperback edition."

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About Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. Patrick loves words, laughs often, and dabbles in alchemy. His first novel, "The Name of the Wind," was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, "The Wise Man s Fear," debuted at #1 on "The New York Times" bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have also appeared on NPR s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and "Locus" Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels list. He can be found at"

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Customer reviews

A friend of mine had lent me this book a couple of months ago and I have enojyed the book enough to go on a man hunt to find a copy of it. If you enjoy epic fantasy books with a slow start then this is the book for you. The story is about Kvothe and his story as "the King Killer". The whole cronicles is about Kvothe's life up until the present where he is an inn keeper with a student called Bass. I will warn you that the book ends at a climax that makes you want to go and buy the second book straight away, which will be released in March. I throughly reconmend this book to young adults based on the writing style and the vocabulary used throughout the more
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