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

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

Book rating: 05 Hardback Kingkiller Chronicles

By (author) Patrick Rothfuss

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  • Publisher: DAW BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 53mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 075640407X
  • ISBN 13: 9780756404079
  • Sales rank: 15,582

Product description

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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Author information

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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By TinaTissue 10 Dec 2010 5

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 book.