The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

Paperback Kingkiller Chronicles

By (author) Patrick Rothfuss

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  • Publisher: DAW BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 661 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 36mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 7 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0756405890
  • ISBN 13: 9780756405892
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 49,222

Product description

The "New York Times" bestselling novel. This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, "The Name of the Wind" is a masterpiece that transports 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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"Refreshingly Nimble and Off-Beat. . . a finely-tuned coming-of-age story, full of humor, action and the occasional dose of magic."