The Name of the Wind (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Good fantasy is tough to pull off, because it often feels like
everything has been done before, but Patrick Rothfuss has managed to do
just that with this innovative and highly entertaining series that makes
the genre feel fresh again. Sure, he has taken elements from Harry
Potter and Lord of the Rings, but he spins them into a fresh, inventive,
and propulsive fantasy set in a wholly unique world that is
delightfully free of orcs, elves, or other familiar archetypes.
Rothfuss’ strength lies in his world-building, but thankfully he never
allows himself to get bogged down with the details. Instead, he just
weaves them into the story, and allows the little tidbits about the
characters and the world they inhabit to unfold naturally. If you
love fantasy, then you owe it to yourself to check out The Kingkiller
Chronicle.

— Chris

Good fantasy is tough to pull off, because it often feels like everything has been done before, but Patrick Rothfuss has managed to do just that with this innovative and highly entertaining series that makes the genre feel fresh again. Sure, he has taken elements from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but he spins them into a fresh, inventive, and propulsive fantasy set in a wholly unique world that is delightfully free of orcs, elves, or other familiar archetypes. Rothfuss’ strength lies in his world-building, but thankfully he never allows himself to get bogged down with the details. Instead, he just weaves them into the story, and allows the little tidbits about the characters and the world they inhabit to unfold naturally. If you love fantasy, then you owe it to yourself to check out The Kingkiller Chronicle.

— From Chris' Picks

Description


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 - "He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." --George R. R. Martin - "Rothfuss has real talent." --Terry Brooks

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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.


Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:

"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

"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
--Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea

"The characters are real and the magic is true."
--Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice

"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
--Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn

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.

Praise For…


"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)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780756404741
ISBN-10: 0756404746
Publisher: Daw Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 720
Language: English
Series: Kingkiller Chronicles