The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
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Type: Audio Book
Format: mp3
Language: English
User Rating: 4.6667 out of 5 Stars! (9 Votes)

The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution. Kvothe (pronounced nearly the same as 'Quothe' ), the hero and villain of a thousand tales who's presumed dead, lives as the simple proprietor of the Waystone Inn under an assumed name. Prompted by a biographer called Chronicler who realizes his true identity, Kvothe starts to tell his life story. From his upbringing as an actor in his family's traveling troupe of magicians, jugglers and jesters, the Edema Ruh, to feral child on the streets of the vast port city of Tarbean, then his education at 'the University,' Kvothe is driven by twin imperativeshis desire to learn the higher magic of naming and his need to discover as much as possible about the Chandrian, the demons of legend who murdered his family. As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star.

David J Zimmerman | 5 out of 5 Stars!
07/08/2011

This is Harry Potter for adults. Well written with an excellent ear for dialogue and an epic plot, the only sad thing is coming to the end of the 500+ pages and waiting for the next installment The hero even has a girlfriend I think of like Don Quixote's, although she is more apparent in the book.Plenty of action and inventive magic for a satisfying tale. I recommend this highly with a big thumbs up.

Twark Main | 4 out of 5 Stars!
07/08/2011

!!THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!

A great young adult fantasy novel.Although it is a little too full of cliche, I still enjoyed the book.Even though I did like the book, I can also see where its detractors are coming from.The story does seem to mimic Harry Potter in a lot of ways:

* Kvothe's parents are murdered science behind it.I would highly recommend this novel to those that loved the Harry Potter series, I would not recommend this book to people that prefer gritty fantasy.

shawnesty | 5 out of 5 Stars!
07/08/2011

If you were as devastated as me with George Martin's latest FLOP, then you need reparations...and FAST!The Name of the Wind is the cleansing you need!

Rothfuss is the Shakespeare of the modern day. He knows how to craft a clever paragraph. He's talented on many levels. You can read this story for plot and characterization, but you can also read this as something of literary merit. Some full pages of his prose actually rhymes! It's so subtle and so beautiful you might actually miss it!

It isn't a perfect fantasy. The bad guys leave something to be desired in the plot, but I don't care too much. This writer is that darn good!

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