The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

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...

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Title:The Name of the Wind
Author:Patrick Rothfuss
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ISBN:075640407X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:662 pages

The Name of the Wind Reviews

  • Patrick
    Feb 19, 2008
    I kinda liked this book. But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn't be trusted.... ...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Apr 16, 2008
    This is why I love fantasy so much. After a recent string of okay fantasy novels, a couple of good ones but nothing to get really excited about, I've rediscovered my passion thanks to this book. I'm so impressed, and so in love, I can't begin to describe it. But I can try to give you a feel for the ...
  • Allison (The Allure of Books)
    Mar 09, 2009
    Originally posted here.This is definitely one of my new favorite books, so if you're a friend of mine, prepare to have me brutally push it on you until you give in and give it a go.One of the reviews I read compared it to The Song of Ice and Fire and Lord of the Rings, saying that the book was equal...
  • j
    Jan 28, 2010
    I must preface this review by stating that my experience with fantasy is somewhat limited: the Harry Potter books, George R.R. Martin, a dozen scattered other novels and series. The more of it I read, the more I realize traditional "epic" fantasy of the multi-book series tack is not quite for me.Or ...
  • Ian
    Apr 27, 2010
    I'm sorry, Mr. Rothfuss. For realz, actual sorry. Honestly. I tried giving your book two stars out of pity, since I so wanted to like it and I'd feel bad about giving it one star and dragging down your average rating. Though you don't appear to need my pity. Your book has the highest average GR rati...
  • Mark Lawrence
    Sep 24, 2011
    I'll give this 5* with no begrudging. I'm pretty easy with my 5*, they're not reserved for the best book I've ever read, just very good books. I thought The Name of the Wind was "very good". I read it in what for me was a very short span of time - it had that 'more-ish' quality that best sellers nee...
  • Rob
    Nov 29, 2011
    I have no interest in imagining I'm someone who is stronger, deadlier, smarter, sexier, etc. than myself - a famed hero in a milqtoast world little different from modern North America. I read fantasy to immerse myself in strange worlds ripe with danger and conflict. To uncork primal wonders. And the...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Feb 12, 2013
    Upon this second reading, I've come to the conclusion that the audiobook for this isn't the greatest. SO, if you're reading it for the first time I INSIST that you read the actual book. 100% the best way to read this book. Also I am SO READY for book two....
  • Samantha
    Jul 26, 2014
    I have so many unanswered questions and I'm not even mad about it. ...
  • Petrik
    Mar 26, 2017
    4.5/5 StarsAs an avid adult fantasy reader, out of all books that I’ve been recommended to, Name of the Wind has always been recommended to me the most. Google, Goodreads, book reviewing sites, 9gag, even some people who doesn’t read a lot of fantasy books, they all praised the series and ...