Review// The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle #1
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: March 27, 2007
Book Length: 662 pages 
Publisher: Penguin Group
Review: 5/5

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

My Review:

An absolute adventure from start to finish. If you are into fantasy and haven’t read this book, you need to!

The writing was beautiful – poetic, even. If you are a fan of world building, you will definitely enjoy this book; Rothfuss did an excellent job in that regard. The characters all had so much personality and dimension, making you fall in love with even the most secondary ones. I loved all the scenes with Kvothe and Deanna, Sim and Will, and Auri the most, although there was something to be said in every chapter that held my interest. The book is basically a story being told within the story, and I liked that it took the time to go back and forth from past to present a few times as it really set the tone.

The only thing I dislike is that I didn’t get enough; I needed more because now I have so many questions! Unfortunately the series is not currently finished, and I’m unsure if the author will be finishing it, but regardless, I can not wait to pick up the next book.

– Catherine

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