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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.


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The Name of the Wind
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Best Books I've Read In Years
January 21st, 2015
I realized recently that I hadn't opened a book in over a year. I bought, Name of the Wind on recommendation of a friend, and was not disappointed! Not only is this the best book I've read in what seems like ages, it's also one of the best fantasy novels I've ever picked up. After my reading hiatus, I can't put this one down!
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The Name of the Wind
October 27th, 2014
Wonderful story. The pace is good and the characters interesting. Use of temporal swings adds colour and depth to the story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Wow
October 1st, 2014
I'm so glad that my daughter introduced me to this book . I'm in awe of the writing.
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Favourite modern fantasy!
September 27th, 2014
One of the most interesting fantasy books I have ever read. Distinguishes it's self from other fantasy books by not so much focusing on the epic quest or the impending end of the world but on characters. Please do your self a favor and read this book, as both a lover of fantasy and literature I cannot recommend it enough.
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Name of the Wind
September 26th, 2014
Wow. Beautifully written. The words are like flowing poetry that gently and gracefully carry the story along.
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Fabulous book
September 12th, 2014
I have not read a book of this high quality for several years. I put this first book on the same pedestal as a Lord of The Rings or Elric and his black soul stealing sword. It is an awesome read and recommend it to anyone who loves high fantasy combined with a grim realism that makes it all come live. Anybody could write a fop that magic missiles the dark but this was a woven tapestry of the highest quality.
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Name of the wind
September 11th, 2014
Best book I've ever read... I've been waiting more than a year for the third book to come out.
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Great read
May 26th, 2014
Couldn't put the book down.
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Subversive
April 14th, 2014
A world I would love to visit many times
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March 30th, 2014
Although the main character was very egotistical i enjoyed this book...however I did find the last quarter of the book dragged on a little
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Good stuff
March 7th, 2014
My god what a fantastic book this was
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February 24th, 2014
Whether or not this is your first fantasy book or you've been a long time fan of the fantasy genre, this book will easily become one of your favorites.
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February 21st, 2014
I was really impressed with this story. The main character is easy to adore. I just loved every moment of this book. It was a wonderful story and I already finished the second book. I cannot wait until the 3rd one comes out.
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February 14th, 2014
This is without a doubt the most masterfully-written fantasy novel I have ever read. Rothfuss' writing is incredibly vivid and efficient. I found myself marvelling at the way in which his prose could be evocative and yet unobtrusive: if you pay attention to it, the level of detail strikes you as the perfect balance of depth and pace; if you don't, it slips into the background effortlessly, allowing the reader to become absorbed in the story. While this genre seems to have been done to death, Rothfuss almost teases the reader with something that hints at familiarity - to the point where I found myself predicting the next turn of events - but then turns it on its head into something new and unexpected. This results in a simultaneous deeper engagement in the plot and a small delight in the surprise. Read it. Then read Wise Man's Fear (not quite tNotW's equal), and wait in anticipation for the third book to be finished.
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January 28th, 2014
Honestly, one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. Impossible to put down and completely immersive, a must read.
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January 28th, 2014
A fantastic story that I couldn't put down. Towards the end of the book I was reading slower to make it last longer, but had to keep reading to find out how it ends. The second in the series was a must
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January 28th, 2014
A very interesting, captivating and certainly entertaining fantasy novel. The ambientation is somewhat unique as well as the events, as they seem to be centred in times of peace, with the main character researching and learning rather than fighting the war that goes on in the background. An all-around awesome fantasy novel
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January 26th, 2014
overall it was very exciting fantasy novel which at at times i couldn't put down. A faster paced fantasy novel that kept me wondering what was gonna happen next.
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January 26th, 2014
A very good, well-written fantasy series. The main character, Kvothe, shows distinct change and maturation based on his experiences and characters he interacts with. The author has an immense grasp of characters, narrative, and storytelling. There is never a dull moment in this series, and I can't stress enough that it is a worthwhile read!
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January 26th, 2014
Remote inkeeper Kvothe tells his own life story (even though he is still relatively young himself). The story of a young orphan who uses his wits and intelligence to enter the University and builds the basis of the story of a name that would become known around the world. A very entertaining read - definitely one of the best fantasy novels of recent years.
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