The Name of the Wind

Written byPatrick Rothfuss

Published in

About "The Name of the Wind"

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.

  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Epic Fantasy
  • High Fantasy
  • Magic
  • Science Fiction Fantasy
  • Adult
  • Adventure
  • Audiobook
  • Epic
  • Locus Award Nominee for Best First Novel and Best Fantasy Novel (2008)
  • Compton Crook Award Nominee (2008)
  • Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Nominee for Roman √©tranger and Traduction (2010)
  • ALA Alex Award (2008)
  • The Quill Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (2007)
  • Sakura Medal for High School Book (2009)
  • Premio Ignotus Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera (Best Foreign Novel) (2010)
  • T√§htifantasia Award Nominee (2011)
ISBN9780756404079pages662publisherPenguin Group DAWseriesThe Kingkiller Chronicle #1settings
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