'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." -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 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." - The Onion "A rare and great pleasure." -Ursula K. LeGuin "Elegantly told." - Library Journal (starred review)
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DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND
My name is Kvothe.
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.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature-the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
"The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy."
-George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
"Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous."
-Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
-Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true."
-Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
-Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
Patrick Rothfuss, geboren 1973 in Wisconsin, unterrichtet als Universitätsdozent und lebt in Wisconsin. In seiner Freizeit schreibt er satirische Kolumnen. 2007 wurde Patrick Rothfuss mit dem Pulishers Weekly Award für das beste Fantasy-Buch des Jahres ausgezeichnet.