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The Name of the Wind : The Kingkiller Chronicles : Book 1 - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

The Kingkiller Chronicles : Book 1

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Published: April 2009
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Patrick Rothfuss' fantastic (and bestselling) debut fantasy novel.

'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. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.'

So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

About the Author

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theatre and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.

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4.0

a lovely escape

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  • Easy To Read
  • Very enjoyable

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  • A little slow in parts

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  • Anyone who enjoys fantasy

Comments about The Name of the Wind:

I really enjoyed it, the end was a bit hurried though, resulting in my need to get the next book.
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3.0

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      Comments about The Name of the Wind:

      I should have listened to the reviews. Unfortunately this author seems incapable of completing the trilogy. The book itself is a good read.

       
      5.0

      SO GOOD!

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          Comments about The Name of the Wind:

          It's got an intense storyline and you need to buy both this and the second cause you're going to want to go straight onwards when you finish it

           
          4.0

          Wonderful

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              Comments about The Name of the Wind:

              Characters are very clear and easy to understand and visualise. Story is compelling. Difficult to put down

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              5.0

              I LIIIIIVVEEE!

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                  Comments about The Name of the Wind:

                  So after not reading for quite a number of years, a friend suggested that i read this book if I'm in to fantasy. this book revived my love for reading that i thought was completely gone.

                  As designer I'm a very visual person and this book was so hard to put down for me due to the fact that it really took me there and i had a clear picture of everything in this book from the characters to the settings, but none of this detracted from the story, all of the descriptions were so perfectly woven into the story itself that everything starts to take shape very naturally as you read.

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                  "Patrick Rothfuss' debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing." WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY

                  Patrick Rothfuss

                  Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing.

                  After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English.

                  When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement. Patrick Rothfuss is an award-winning as well as Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author.

                  Visit Patrick Rothfuss's Booktopia Author Page


                  ISBN: 9780575081406
                  ISBN-10: 0575081406
                  Series: Kingkiller Chronicle
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 672
                  Published: April 2009
                  Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 4.4
                  Weight (kg): 0.47
                  Edition Number: 1