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

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Discover #1New 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 ofAssassin s Apprentice "Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author ofMistborn"show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 661 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 53.34mm | 952.54g
  • DAW BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 075640407X
  • 9780756404079
  • 26,337

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 aPublishers WeeklyBest Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man s Fear, debuted at #1 onThe New York Timesbestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list andLocus Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. He can be found at patrickrothfuss.com and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss."show more

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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. LeGuin, 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 [Makes] you think he's inventing the genre, instead of reinventing it. Lev Grossman, New York Times-bestselling author of The Magicians This is a magnificent book. Anne McCaffrey, award-winning author of the Dragonriders of Pern The great new fantasy writer we've been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book." Orson Scott Card, New York Times-bestselling author of Ender s Game It's not the fantasy trappings (as wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss. Tad Williams, New York Times-bestselling author of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Jordan and Goodkind must be looking nervously over their shoulders! Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars An extremely immersive story set in a flawlessly constructed world and told extremely well. Jo Walton, award-winning author of Among Others Hail Patrick Rothfuss! A new giant is striding the land. Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author of Wake Fans of the epic high fantasies of George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien will definitely want to check out Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind. NPR 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 Rothfuss (who has already been compared to the likes of Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, and George R. R. Martin) is poised to be crowned the new king of epic fantasy. Barnes & Noble 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 London 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) 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)"show more

Review Text

"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)show more

Our 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 book.show more
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