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)
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I've reread this book more times than I can count on my fingers. It is an incredible journey. A coming of age story like no other. The magic follows strict logic. It's Romeo and Juliette, and Harry Potter and so uniquely its own. Absolute must read.
like all big novels it's a few chapters till you get to the meat of it. great characters, witty, beautiful narration and the ending is making me debate on buying the next one now or wait for my credit.
A beautiful & intricate tale of a boy who loses everything and then finds himself, his potential and his dream.
Can't wait to read the next one & see what he does with it
This is a magnificent tale, masterfully read. It's engaging, intriguing and will always have you coming back to find out what happens next. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for something to get lost in.
Thank you to the narrator! Excellent job, such an amazing book brought to life. Each characters' voice was done so well!
I'm love everything about this story.
I recommended it to my fiancé, sister in law & mom.
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