The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

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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.

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

    The Name of the Wind Reviews

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)

    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 s...

  • Rob

    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 ...

  • Patrick

    I kinda liked this book. But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn't be trusted.... ...

  • Mark Lawrence

    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...

  • Ian

    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 you...

  • Petrik

    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...

  • Samantha

    I have so many unanswered questions and I'm not even mad about it. ...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    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 ...

  • j

    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,...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    Holy special snowflake, Gary Stu. You know the type of socially awkward insecure guy who seems to lurk in the corner of every university class trying to correct everyone and whose only purpose is to m...