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The Name of the Wind: Book summary and reviews of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One

by Patrick Rothfuss

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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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 the tale of Kvothe-from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to 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 as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name Of The Wind is so much more-for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.

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"Starred Review. The fantasy world has a new star." - PW.

"Starred Review. Elegantly told and layered with images of tales to come, this richly detailed "autobiography" of a hero is highly recommended" - Library Journal.

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This is the first novel from an author described by Terry Brooks as "a writer we would all do well to watch".

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