This is the story of a magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this sweeping tale weaves together the events of three lives: those of the legendary hero, Kvothe; Kvothe’s present-day assistant Bast; and an ivory-haired scribe named “Tempi”. As he tells his tale, it becomes clear that Kvothe himself was responsible for turning a bright boy into one of legend. The story is filled with magic, adventure and tragedy in equal measures. Manuscript pages are scattered throughout. Interspersed between chapters are clever illustrations based on actual historical artwork from Europe’s Middle Ages.
Patrick Rothfuss’ breathtaking debut novel, The Name of the Wind, is the first of three books about Kvothe, an incredibly gifted young man whose future is tragically cut short. The narrative takes place in an imaginary world which has certain similarities to our own: there’s a dark age and a revival of magic and learning; Kvothe becomes an orphan at an early age and lives on the streets before being taken in by the mysterious wizard Abenthy. This first book focuses on his coming-of-age among Abenthy’s troupe of traveling actors.
The story of a young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. “The Name of the Wind” is the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy that combines elements of classic mythology and modern fantasy. This beautiful book is destined to become a classic and an instant bestseller, guaranteed!
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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.