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The Name of the Wind

Rothfuss, Pat (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Name of the Wind


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Penguin Putnam
Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.



Baker & Taylor
A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world.

Baker
& Taylor

This suspenseful coming-of-age story folllows Kvothe as he recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.

Authors: Rothfuss, Pat (Patrick J)
Title: The name of the wind
Publisher: New York :, DAW Books, Inc.,, 2007
Characteristics: 661 p. :,map ;,24 cm
ISBN: 9780756404079
075640407X
9780756405892
0756405890
Branch Call Number: PS3618.O865 N36 2007
813/.6 22
Statement of Responsibility: Patrick Rothfuss
Subject Headings: Magicians Fiction Magic Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Magicians
Magic
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Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adore this book so much. I feel like I actually lived a whole lifetime after finishing it. One of the best high fantasy I've read by now. Unforgettable read.

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  • bladeoface rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

in my opinion once you got past the first 20-30 pages and into the story, this book becomes EPIC! If you havn't already, pick it up and read it.

Much of this takes place in a university for wizards, absolutely nothing like Hogwarts.

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  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's been a battle getting this back and forth from the library in order to get in done before the lending period was up. Two checkouts and an e-book checkout later here we are. Wow. I'm seeing a lot of comparisons to A Song of Ice and Fire but I can almost see it as a more sophisticated Harry Potter, what with the University and all. Kvothe is a very well nuanced character and I am curious to see how he goes from the legend at the University, a University that you know up front he is going to be expelled from, to this mild mannered inn keeper. The fantasy is great, especially with what happens near the end, but this character journey is going to be what gets me clamouring for book two.

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  • nightsinge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Riveting, engaging, and well-told, this is one of the best fantasies I've ever read. The protagonist is a rakish, rebellious underdog you'll love to follow.

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  • behlers rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Best Historical atlas from 1946. Hands down.

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  • Nagl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, first of a trilogy. There is not a lot of plot. It is more character driven. The lead character, Kvothe, is telling his story to the Chronicler. It covers his life from about ages ten till twenty when he was in University, which is a school of magic. I thought Rothfuss' writing was very good.

READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. Such an amazing novel!!! #wcls2013

Report This May 28, 2013
  • JCLLouisaWS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Faerie stories, tavern stories, and the powerful stories we tell about ourselves- our identities, our possibilities, our weaknesses, our prides- are woven in and out of each other as Rothfuss begins his Kingkiller Chronicles. Memorable characters, interlocking narratives in this well-written, thoughtful fantasy. Highly recommended.

Report This May 11, 2013
  • JCLGreggW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you've ever found yourself saying "I don't like to read fantasy novels," plunk down your library card and place a hold on this one. Pat Rothfuss' first in a series is very approachable novel, with the focus on character as opposed to your stereotypical world of swords and sorcery. We follow the path of a young boy through many stages - his happy childhood, the death of his family and clan by a supernatural force, his upbringing as a street urchin struggling to survive, and his apprenticeship at a school of wizards, and beyond. The author weaves a tale both old (yes, the boy-wizard thing has been done to death) but fresh, and in the capable hands of Rothfuss, all the lovingly-crafted characters, world-building, and skillful action scenes are a delight. Lovers of fantasy or those new to the genre will find TONS to like here.

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Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • darcerama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Page 352 of the paperback: "As with all truly wild things, care is necessary in approaching them. Stealth is useless. Wild things recognize stealth for what it is, a lie and a trap. While wild things might play games of stealth, and in doing so may even occasionally fall prey to stealth, they are never truly caught by it."

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  • 20KBT10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

p. 318 Still Ambrose continued to seek me out, like a dog too stupid to avoid a porcupine. He would sap at me and leave with a face full of barbs. And each time we parted ways we hated each other just a little more. People noticed, and by the end of the term I had a reputation for reckless bravery. But the truth is, I was merely fearless. There’s a difference, you see. In Tarbean I’d learned real fear. I feared hunger, pneumonia, guards with hobnail boots, older boys with bottleglass knives. Confronting Ambrose require no real bravery on my part. I simply couldn’t muster any fear of him. I saw him as a puffed-up clown. I thought he was harmless. I was a fool.

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