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Name: The Name of the Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Year: 2007
Rank: 4.6 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Original Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Popularity: 9.5
Genres/categories: Fantasy, Award winners, Adventure, Science fiction

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ISBN:
9780575081390
9780756404079
9780756404741
9781101192252
9781429534819
0575081392
075640407X
0756404746
1429534818
Winner of the Alex Award in 2008.

From the publisher (source: The Internet Book List):
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 the tale of Kvothe--from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin.


This book is part of the "The Kingkiller Chronicle" series.
Here are some other books from this series:
The Wise Man's Fear
Rank:4/5, Original Star Rating:4/5, Adjustred Star Rating:4/5, Pop Rating:8/10
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Rank:3/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:6/10