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

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story ...


Details The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

TitleThe Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
ISBN9780756404079
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2007
PublisherPenguin Group DAW Hardcover
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy
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Reviews The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2008-04-16
    This is why I love fantasy so much. After a recent string of okay fantasy novels, a couple of good ones but nothing to get really excited about, I've rediscovered my passion thanks to this book. I'm so impressed, and so in love, I can't begin to describe it. But I can try to give you a feel for the book, if I can figure out where to start and how to do justice to this masterpiece.Kvothe (pronounced like "Quothe") is a world-renowned figure of mys...
  • Rob
    2011-11-29
    I have no interest in imagining I'm someone who is stronger, deadlier, smarter, sexier, etc. than myself - a famed hero in a milqtoast world little different from modern North America. I read fantasy to immerse myself in strange worlds ripe with danger and conflict. To uncork primal wonders. And there is none of that in Rothfuss' book. His world is about as strange and dangerous as a mashed potato sandwich. His protagonist is comically overblown ...
  • Patrick
    2008-02-19
    I kinda liked this book. But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn't be trusted....
  • Ian
    2010-04-27
    I'm sorry, Mr. Rothfuss. For realz, actual sorry. Honestly. I tried giving your book two stars out of pity, since I so wanted to like it and I'd feel bad about giving it one star and dragging down your average rating. Though you don't appear to need my pity. Your book has the highest average GR rating (4.49) of any of the book I've read. I finally dropped my rating down to one star because it's just a steaming pile of crap and I couldn't take the...
  • Mark Lawrence
    2011-09-24
    I'll give this 5* with no begrudging. I'm pretty easy with my 5*, they're not reserved for the best book I've ever read, just very good books. I thought The Name of the Wind was "very good". I read it in what for me was a very short span of time - it had that 'more-ish' quality that best sellers need.Can I see what makes this the single best selling epic fantasy for a generation (apart from George Martin's series)? No. Excepting that perhaps the ...
  • Petrik
    2017-03-26
    As an avid adult fantasy reader, out of all the books that I’ve been recommended, The Name of the Wind has always been recommended to me the most. Google, Goodreads, book reviewing sites, 9gag, even some people who don't read a lot of fantasy books, they all praised the series highly and now that I’ve read it, it’s in my opinion that although the fame is slightly overrated, there’s no doubt that this is truly a fantastic adult high fantas...
  • Samantha
    2014-07-26
    I have so many unanswered questions and I'm not even mad about it.
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2016-01-25
    Holy special snowflake, Gary Stu. You know the type of socially awkward insecure guy who seems to lurk in the corner of every university class trying to correct everyone and whose only purpose is to make sure the world at large realizes just how much better he is at everything? And despite never seeing any actual evidence that he's God's gift to humanity, you genuinely DO NOT CARE either way and just want him to shut up? Welcome to 600+ pages nar...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-03-19
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List IT WAS NIGHT AGAIN. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts. The most obvious part was a hollow, echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking. If there had been a wind it would have sighed through the trees, set the inn's sign creaking on its hooks, and brushed the silence down the road like trailing autumn leaves. This is only part of the prologue to THE NAME OF THE WIND th...
  • Danica
    2009-10-23
    Okay. Wow. Let's back the hell up here. How is this so highly rated? Are those genre-establishment reviewers who're thrashing about in paroxysms of fawning five-star NEXT BIG THING OMG joy wearing blinders or just so used to mediocre fantasy that this book actually comes across looking good in comparison? Why do these high fantasy disappointments keep on keeping on? Whose brilliant idea was it to throw around the GRRM and Harry Potter comparisons...