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In the decade since Patrick Rothfuss released his masterpiece, my amazement with his style and imagination has only grown. In this gorgeous illustrated edition, the art of Dan Dos Santos brings Kvothe and the Kingkiller world to new life. How could you resist this beautiful book? And why would you want to? Recommended By McKenzie W., Powells.com
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This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times
-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.
This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content
• Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber
• Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
• Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
• Brand-new author's note
• Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
• Pronunciation guide of names and places
• Editor's note by Rothfuss' Hugo Award-winning editor, Betsy Wollheim
"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." —
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.
"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
"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 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
"Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home. It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest." Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Hamilton
About the Author
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 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year (2007). 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’s Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list.