The Name of the Wind
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda
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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.
This series is very good. One of the best I’ve read in a while. I would highly recommend it EXCEPT the second book in this series came out in 2011. It leaves off on quite the cliff hanger with many questions unanswered and the story clearly unfinished. The author has given us no insight into when the last book will come out. At the time I’m writing this review it’s been twelve years with no answers. So, in summary, this is a very good book, but I wouldn’t start this series if you aren’t okay with not knowing the ending. It’s looking like it may not happen at this point.
The author could bring you to tears describing the ripples across a pond. But his ability to refrain from doing so while proving his skill demonstrates his artistry.