The Name of the Wind is a science fiction and fantasy novel written by Patrick Rothfuss. It is the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle series, followed by The Wise Man’s Fear. Set in a world similar to our own, the story follows Kvothe, a legendary musician and arcanist who has been forced into hiding after angering a powerful lord. Years later, he tells his life story to Chronicler, an aspiring scribe who becomes fascinated with him and his work.
For who is this book for ?
The Name of the Wind is a great book for anyone who loves science fiction and fantasy. It’s an exciting story with interesting characters that will keep you hooked until the very end.
- The story is fascinating and well-told
- The worldbuilding is incredible
- Rothfuss has a gift for storytelling
- The Name of the Wind may be slow for some readers in the beginning, but trust that Rothfuss is setting up a complicated and multi-layered story.
- The worldbuilding is incredibly rich, and there are many secrets waiting to be revealed.
- Rothfuss has created an unforgettable character in Kvothe, whose life story will keep you captivated until the very end.
Learn more about the author
Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1973. He received a BFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and spent two years studying creative writing at the University of Iowa. He currently lives in central Wisconsin with his wife, son and cat.
“I’m not usually a huge fan of high fantasy, but this book was amazing! The characters were well developed and the plot was interesting.”
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his prose flows smoothly. He’s one of those authors who can make anything sound interesting.”
“The Name of the Wind may be one my favorite books ever. The characters, the plot, and even the writing itself was fantastic.”
“Best book I’ve read in years. Couldn’t put it down, and now am trying to savor the rest of the story.”