The Name of the Wind
Book 1, The Kingkiller Chronicles
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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I first stumbled across Patrick Rothfuss and THE NAME OF THE WIND online while perusing George RR Martin's website. Long story short, this book is entertaining, engrossing, well-written, and clever.
THE NAME OF THE WIND has everything needed in a great fantasy novel, utilizing some tried and true themes while still being completely fresh and exciting. The novel takes a different angle on magic, while the use of music and performance truly captivates the reader. I couldn't put this one down, and if you love a good fantasy, neither will you.
One of a kind
I am not one to write reviews but this is one of the most well written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's characters are complex and the author almost magically weaves the stories that create them.
You can read other reviews for the story but I assure you that you will be richer having read this novel... Which I expect is the first of many for Rothfuss.
My favorite book