Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss' epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
"I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss." --Lin-Manuel Miranda - "He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." --George R. R. Martin - "Rothfuss has real talent." --Terry Brooks
DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me. So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature--the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle: "The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy."
--George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire "Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous."
--Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words.
--Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea The characters are real and the magic is true."
--Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description.
--Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
- ISBN-13: 9780756405892
- ISBN-10: 0756405890
- Publisher: Daw Books
- Publish Date: April 2009
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds
- Page Count: 672
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP