The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

by Patrick Rothfuss

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Overview

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The massive and unmatched epic fantasy series beings here. Told in enthralling first-person that will have you burning through the pages (and there are a lot of pages), you have never been a part of a fantastical story like this.

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 the tale of Kvothe-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 difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name Of The Wind is so much more-for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756404741
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Kingkiller Chronicle
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 67,548
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was 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 appeared on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus’ Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he brews mead, builds box forts with his children, and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than six million dollars for Heifer International. He can be found at patrickrothfuss.com and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss.

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What People are Saying About This

Anne McCaffrey

A fascinating read, with plenty of well-drawn characters and unique information on the 'arcane'. Well worth anyone's time - a book that requires 'reading.'

Kevin J. Anderson

Patrick Rothfuss gives us a fabulous debut, standing firmly on the main stage of the fantasy genre and needing no warmup act. Jordan and Goodkind must be looking nervously over their shoulders!

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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 OF-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)

Terry Brooks

The Name of the Wind marks 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.

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