The Name Of The Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

I have one very important thing to say about this book before I say anything else: The Name of the Wind made me realize how much I love fantasy and how I need it to survive.
Fae lent me this 966 pages long masterpiece.

Synopsis

The story is told in Kvothe’s voice – a mysterious, clever and eloquent man who is said to have grown into the most notorious wizard his world has ever known. He tells us the story of his childhood spent in a troupe of travelling players, his years as a homeless orphan in a dangerous city and how he made it into a legendary school of magic.

Sounds uninteresting to you? Spoilers ahead: you’re wrong.

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) published by Orion Publishing Co (2008)

In the beginning, I felt a bit lost and was slightly overwhelmed to start reading the book properly. Almost a thousand pages to read can be a bit scary. Now that I have finished it I am so impressed and so in love, that I can’t really describe how amazing this story is.

The Name of The Wind is one of the most captivating books I ever had the pleasure to read. It carries you into a fascinating and gripping world you never want to leave. In that world, you make friends that feel a lot like family and you bond with whomever Kvothe bonds with.

Kvothe. Kvothe is one of the most amazing characters I’ve ever felt a connection with. You don’t need to imagine yourself as him; you feel like you’re living the adventure by his side. You will suffer, you will be happy, sad, sometimes you will be mad about the decisions that he makes but, in the end, you will always remember him as one of your best friends with whom you have been through a lot with.

Thank you Patrick Rothfuss for introducing me to your world.

“You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.”

Chaos

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