Title: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicles #1
Rating: 5/5 stars!
The Overview: Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
This is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read! It contains everything I’ve come to expect from a good fantasy novel, and to top it off, it is written beautifully. It is a highly original and unique piece and the basic elements of the story are similar to what made me fall in love with the Harry Potter novels fifteen years ago. The characters are incredibly well-developed and are part of what make this novel so successful. The plot is a masterfully woven together to completely capture your imagination, with elements of humor, danger, intellect, and love. I can’t say enough good things about this book! It is definitely one I will be rereading in the future.
Recommendations: It takes a few chapters to really get into the story, but once you do, you wont be able to put it down! I had the pleasure to hear this one on audiobook, and I have to say that the experience was worth the cost. Nick Podehl does such a good job that you really forget you’re listening to one person tell the story, he truly brings it to life!
Other books you might like:
- “Magician: Apprentice” by Raymond E. Feist
- “Pawn of Prophecy” by David Eddings
- “Assassin’s Apprentice” by Robin Hobb
- “Magician’s Guild” by Trudi Canavan
- “Heart of the Mirage” by Glenda Larke