The Name of the Wind (the Kingkiller Chronicle

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The Name of the Wind (the Kingkiller Chronicle

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By Patrick Rothfuss

Daw Books, Hardcover, 9780756404079, 672pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

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.

About the Author
Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. Patrick loves words, laughs often, and dabbles in alchemy. His first novel, "The Name of the Wind," was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, "The Wise Man s Fear," debuted at #1 on "The New York Times" bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have also appeared on NPR s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and "Locus" Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels list. He can be found at"