The Name of the Wind

The Kingkiller Chronicle (Book 1)

Patrick Rothfuss
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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:

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


"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


Old Cob was filling his role as storyteller and advice dispensary. The men at the bar sipped their drinks and listened. In the back room a young innkeeper stood out of sight behind the door, smiling a...

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

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Best Book I know (out of several tausend)

Capturing, complex and multilayerd

2/7/2023 8:19:37 PM
Loved It
fantasy, magic school, coming of age

Great writing & story telling. Be prepared that this series may never be complete.

10/3/2022 5:47:45 PM

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