The Name of the Wind
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One
ISBN 9780756404741 | 736 pages | 01 Apr 2008 | DAW | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician 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- ridden 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. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero."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."
"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 OF-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."
"A rare and great pleasure."
-Ursula K. LeGuin
-Library Journal (starred review)
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