The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Epic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 6,750 Ratings)


Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
My name is Kvothe.
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 a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.  

Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
George R. R. MartinNew York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” 
Terry BrooksNew York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true.” 
Robin HobbNew York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." 
Brandon SandersonNew York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn


  • Incomplete

    By Knucklehead343
    Don’t waste your time. Been waiting 8 years for the third book. It’s obviously never going to be completed.
  • One of the best books I’ve ever read

    I could not put this book down. The start is a little bit slow, but after the first 50 pages or so you won’t be able to stop. The writing and story is excellent and it left me wanting more and more
  • Great sequel

    By Adam Joseph Mo
  • The name of the wind.

    By Jackie fitzs
    Worst book I have ever read. I believe the author to have the mentality of a 12 year old egotistical idiot.
  • 5 isn’t enough stars for this book!!!

    By Josey86
    This book gets every star he uses to tell time at night, every time he uses them to tell time in the book. So many stars!!! I feel like I could write a tome about how amazing and wonderful and perfect this book is, but for all that I might as well let the book speak for itself. If you like magic, adventure, sci-fi a bit, this book is for you. Do yourself a favour and read it.
  • The Name of The Wind

    By Gnomebone
    I think this author really went to school to learn magic. He writes about it with great detail and mixes it with insights into the human condition (a lot of it about story telling) to create a potion that I can’t stop drinking. If I thought this book had attributes I would say very high wisdom and very high charisma!
  • Liked it

    By Affannnn
    Very good
  • Favorite fantasy book to date

    By brickfulien
    Brilliant descriptive writing. Eyes glued to the page
  • The Name of the Wind

    By PJ's Opinion
    Do NOT buy this book. It has been more than a decade since the second of the trilogy was released, and there is no word about the third book. Save yourself the frustration and read this trilogy once he gets the third book out!
  • One of my favorites

    By Timo Stephens
    Unsure how to put it down, many late nights reading and re reading this one!