The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756405892
  • 672 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. 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 legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

Awards

Locus Award for First Novel – winner
Quill Award – winner

Video

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Praise

“The debut of a writer we would all do well to watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” -Terry Brooks

“The great new fantasy writer we’ve all been waiting for.” -Orson Scott Card

“The type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Refreshingly nimble and off-beat…a finely-tuned coming-of-age story, full of humor, action and the occasional dose of magic.” -San Francisco Chronicle

One of the best stories told in any medium in a decade.” -The Onion

“A rare and great pleasure.” -Ursula K. LeGuin

“Elegantly told.” -Library Journal (starred review)




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