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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is a book which me and my brother managed to pick up simultaneously whilst on completely opposite sides of the British Isle. It wasn’t an author I recognised, largely because it was his first novel, and in honesty I probably picked it off the shelf because ... Read review
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Book Description A stunning fantasy debut Product Description 'I have stolen princesses ... more

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.  About the Author 
Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central
Wisconsin where he teaches at the local
university. In his free time Patrick writes a
satirical humor column, practices civil
disobedience, and dabbles in alchemy. He loves
words, laughs often, and refuses to dance. The
Name of the Wind is his first novel. There will be
more.

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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chonicle: Book 1 (The Kingkiller Chronicle) - Patrick Rothfuss

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'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of ... more

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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The Name of the Wind: Day One (The Kingkiller Chronicle) - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind: Day One (The Kingkiller Chronicle) - Patrick Rothfuss

Pages: 722, Edition: Reprint, Library Binding

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A stunning, spectacular, fantabulous debut novel Review with images

AdvantagesIt stole my heart, soul and imagination

DisadvantagesIt's not a movie yet

"The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is a book which me and my brother managed to pick up simultaneously whilst on completely opposite sides of the British Isle. It wasn’t an author I recognised, largely because it was his first novel, and in honesty I probably picked it off the shelf because it was a huge book with a pretty cover. We all know how well this has worked for me in the past. But then I read the back. And I didn’t need to know anymore; ..." Read review
08.10.2012

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The Name of the Wind - Do You Know It?

AdvantagesWell-written; humorous; enjoyable; escapist.

DisadvantagesCliched; not entirely mind-blowing.

"...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 the 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.’ The above passage is reproduced on the ..." Read review
14.06.2009

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The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

AdvantagesIts a page turner

DisadvantagesNone

"The Name of the Wind Passed along a string of friends who felt it was the best thing since George RR Martin, by the time a tatty, dog-eared copy of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss made it into my hands, I had pretty high expections. In On Writing, Stephen King says, “Do not go lightly to the blank page”, but as those who’ve read my review of George RR Martin’s A Storm of Swords will know, for me it’s more like “do not go lightly to the ..." Read review
13.09.2011

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A breezy read

AdvantagesGripping story, enjoyable

DisadvantagesOccasionally too much detail, main character can be annoyingly naive

"The Name of the Wind is the first in Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles. I heard of the author when wishing George R.R. Martin would hurry up and finish the next book in A Song Of Ice And Fire - I googled "authors like GRRM" and found an interview with him asking who fans should read while waiting for him to get his bum in gear - Patrick Rothfuss was one of his answers. The Name of the Wind opens in a village tavern, where the regulars are ..." Read review
09.09.2013

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Kvothe: This is Your Life

Advantagespage-turner, fascinating character, humour

DisadvantagesBook 3 isn't written yet :)

"“I have been called Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and Kvothe Kingkiller. 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 ..." Read review
28.12.2011

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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.

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Publisher Gollancz
Title The Name of the Wind
Author Patrick Rothfuss
Type Fiction
ISBN 0575081384
Genre Fantasy fiction
Edition Paperback
EAN 9780575081383

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