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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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    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This is the first book in years that has made me want to abandon most everything in my day to day life and read.

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    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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    I was sucked in from the very first and as the main character told his story, I couldn't put it down. It dragged in a few places later in the book but repeatedly caught my attention back. I am now reading the sequel and enjoying that, too.

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    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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    Excelent

    With this book Rothfuss became my favorite author. The Name of the Wind is a story full of magic and emotions. It will really make you laugh in one page, make you almost cry in despair in the next one and, finally, bring you to tears of joy in the next one. And I am not just saying it, you will remember this when you read this three pages I mentioned. Anyways, IMHO, Rothfuss is a wizard or words, and this book brings us a wonderfull new world with exciting characters and magic that really makes sense.

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