The Name of the Wind: Day One

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The Name of the Wind: Day One

Format:  Paperback,

720 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9780756404741

ISBN-10: 0756404746

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The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, "The Name of the Wind" is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Apr 2008
ISBN-13: 9780756404741
ISBN-10: 0756404746
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 720
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 7.0 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of Rothfuss, Patrick

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 1973. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and M. A. from Washington State University. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. In 2002, his short story, The Road to Levinshir, won first place in the Writers of the Future contest. He writes The Kingkiller Chronicle series. The first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, won the 2007 Quill Award for best sc-fi/fantasy.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2007-01-01)

From his childhood as a member of a close-knit family of the nomadic Edema Ruh to his first heady days as a student of magic at a prestigious university, humble bartender Kvothe relates the tale of how a boy beset by fate became a hero, a bard, a magician, and a legend. Rothfuss's first novel launches a trilogy relating not only the history of humankind but also the tale of a world threatened by an evil whose existence it desperately denies.

The author explores the development of a person's character while examining the relationship between a legend and its reality and the truth that lies at the heart of stories. Elegantly told and layered with images of tales to come, this richly detailed "autobiography" of a hero is highly recommended for libraries of any size.

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Review by Library Journal (2008-02-15)

The fantasy choice is Patrick Rothfuss's rich and layered debut, The Name of the Wind (DAW. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7564-0407-9. $24.95). Kvothe, a man known as the heroic Legend, is lying low in the guise of an innkeeper. When an act of bravery brings a stranger to the inn, Kvothe is persuaded to narrate his own autobiography, an engrossing story marked by magic and deep-seated vengeance.

Book description

The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 3reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great! If you like thick fantasy novels, this book is for you! It's full on mystery and will keep you guessing at ever turn as the person takes you on a jourany though his memoir. 04/17/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I love this book! Ok, so I already read this book before I bought. That is a personal policy. But I loved this book so much that I had to by a copy, and I really liked the price. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy. Do you like Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter? Game of Thrones? I would recommend this book. 01/21/2014
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