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.
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“The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution…As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
“Fantasy readers-a notoriously discerning group-tend to dole out praise judiciously, which makes the reception of The Name of the Wind, the first volume in Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle, that much more remarkable. Critics are already throwing around comparisons to some of the biggest names in fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Tad Williams, the recently deceased Robert Jordan, and even Tolkien. (Bookmarks Magazine)
“New fantasy authors are usually overhyped, and it's rare to find one who writes with such assurance and narrative skill right from the start. I was reminded of Ursula LeGuin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkien, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone. Like the writers he clearly admires, he's an old-fashioned storyteller working with traditional elements, but his voice is his own. I haven't been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It's certain to become a classic." (Lisa Tuttle, The Times)
I was looking for post Game of thrones reading. I liked the main character. Took me a while to get attached to him. Can't say that the other characters are intriguing. Definitely well performed.
Wonderful book! And the writing Oh the writing! Must read. Very well performed. Never does the book leave you wondering if something is ever going to happen. Character conversations are productive and a pleasure in each scene and chapter.
The story is engaging.
I realize that the majority of the story is told from a young man's perspective, but I would have preferred a more mature reader for this story. I opted to read the next book on my Nook rather than listen to it for this reason. I feel the reader detracted from the experience.
i love Sci-Fi, and i hate capitalizing the letter i. it should be done automatically in this day and age. i hate boring books.
This was wonderful. Magnificent even. I can't wait for the sequel.
Everything about this story was brilliant. The narration was masterful. A must listen.
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