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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 1)

The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.

'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.

The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 1)
  • Author: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • ISBN: 9780575081406
  • Length: 4.5 centimetre
  • Width: 20.0 centimetre
  • Subtitle: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publication Date: 01/09/2008
  • Pages: 672
  • Height: 15.9 centimetre
  • Weight: 0.47 keg

RATINGS & REVIEW

10/03/2015 2:37:06 PM - Mark
The truth behind the story...
I knew nothing about this book other than it was highly recommended. All of my ventures into fantasy literature thus far have been into very well-known series' such as A Song of Ice and Fire and Lord of the Rings so I was very much looking forward to being able to paint my own images of characters and settings not based on TV or Film interpretations. I'm happy to say for the first time in a long time I was able to lose myself in a brand new and rich world. What I loved about this book was the attention to detail that was given to the every day aspects of Kvothe's life. As an example, the way Rothfuss describes Kvothe's attentiveness and care of a newly purchased horse. Where other authors would romanticise the physical journey Kvothe takes on the horse, the hero charging off through the woods on his quest, he instead concentrates on Kvothe's connection to his animal and in doing so paints a wonderful picture of who he is and the man he is becoming. This is indicative of the whole story, Rothfuss centres the journey in the man rather than of it. This is not to say that the world Rothfuss has created suffers because of it. He has built a vast and rich world that is described in a similar fashion to one of the books themes, being the truth behind the story . The vague and heroic tales of Kvothe's past differ depending on where you heard it and who told you, as most folk-lore tends to do. But as the older Kvothe goes about dispelling the tales by giving the factual account, it reminds us to try and stay grounded as the young Kvothe is hears and sees stories he himself can not explain. The tale of the Chandrian is as mystifying as it is terrifying, but the grounded approach to the story helps us stay the course with Kvothe on his quest for the truth. I'm straight into the sequel which I am loving so far. I'd happily recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresh approach to the fantasy genre.
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