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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)


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hakushaku13, April 10, 2013 (view all comments by hakushaku13)
It's so rarely nowadays to see a really well-written fantasy book. So I was really pleased to find Patrick Rothfuss's "The Name of the Wind". It was a very fascinating reading, really. I heard that the author spent a lot of years to write this book, and those years certainly weren't a waste. The characters, the plot, the whole world of this book is great, interesting and well-balanced. It's that kind of book which you won't be able to stop reading if you'll start.
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bridget flory, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by bridget flory)
Really fascinating start to what promises to be a great trilogy. This is a great story with a great human hero. I was much impressed by the writing. Reminiscent of Bujold
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Madeline Whitmarsh, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Madeline Whitmarsh)
Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind made my summer. When I picked it up, it had been a long time since I had found something that held that spark, the one everyone always talks about - the something that creates incredible urgency, that makes you stay up all night, that turns a reader of books into a devourer of books. Rothfuss' vivid characters, complex world, and meticulous attention to detail created that spark for me. I devoured The Name of the Wind in, appropriately, three days. I recommend it to practically everyone I know, and to many people who don't know me, as well. It is well worth it, as is book two: The Wise Man's Fear.
I can't wait for the third installment to hit the shelves.

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Corey Schuster, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Corey Schuster)
Books with a science fiction slant aren't typically books I read. But since a good friend read this book and raved about, I thought I'd give it a shot. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. The characters and storyline kept me enthralled all the way through. And once I finished it, I went and picked up the next book in this trilogy (The Wise Man's Fear) and read it in only a couple of sittings. And now I wait, somewhat patiently, for the third installment to come to light.
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Bluefastakan, November 4, 2012 (view all comments by Bluefastakan)
Fantastic. Utterly fantastic. This is the beginning of an epic trilogy the likes of which I haven't seen since the Lord of the Rings. It is a sad tale at heart, but with many moments of brevity that keep it from being an outright tragedy. An interesting 'magic' system, and an incredibly rich mythology give the book a fantastic setting.
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Rothfuss, Patrick
Daw Books
Fantasy - General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Kingkiller Chronicles
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Grade Level:
from 12
9.02x6.03x1.39 in. 1.54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution. Kvothe ('pronounced nearly the same as 'Quothe' '), the hero and villain of a thousand tales who's presumed dead, lives as the simple proprietor of the Waystone Inn under an assumed name. Prompted by a biographer called Chronicler who realizes his true identity, Kvothe starts to tell his life story. From his upbringing as an actor in his family's traveling troupe of magicians, jugglers and jesters, the Edema Ruh, to feral child on the streets of the vast port city of Tarbean, then his education at 'the University,' Kvothe is driven by twin imperatives — his desire to learn the higher magic of naming and his need to discover as much as possible about the Chandrian, the demons of legend who murdered his family. As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is 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) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[Q]uite simply the best fantasy novel of the past 10 years....[O]ne of the best stories told in any medium in a decade....[Rothfuss's] debut novel combines the intricate stories-within-stories structure of The Arabian Nights with the academic setting of the Harry Potter series, and transforms it all into a brooding, thoroughly adult meditation on how heroism went wrong. (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "Elegantly told and layered with images of tales to come, this richly detailed 'autobiography' of a hero is highly recommended."
"Review" by , "This fast-moving, vivid, and unpretentious debut roots its coming-of-age fantasy in convincing mythology. (Grade: A-)"
"Review" by , "Writers like George R.R. Martin and Gene Wolfe are old hands at revitalizing old tropes...but Rothfuss sets out to retell what should be the most familiar tale of all, in the most familiar mode (the triple-decker). Remarkably, he does make it fresh again....So bring on volume two!"
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , A high-action novel written with a poet's hand, this brilliant debut fantasy by Patrick Rothfuss is a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through a riveting first-person narrative that allows the reader to "become" the hero.
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