Kingkiller Chronicle

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 142,478 ratings

The Name of the Wind Publisher's Summary

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)

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DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND

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. Martin, New 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 Brooks, New 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 Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice)

"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Mistborn)

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  • Book 1

    • The Name of the Wind

    • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70,837
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64,643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64,734

    This 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Joanna on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Name of the Wind

    • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

    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. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing half a book...

    • By Richard on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 1.5

    • Rogues

    • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,054
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,864

    If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

    • By gerry on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 2

    • The Wise Man's Fear

    • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55,983
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51,053
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51,085

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth your time

    • By Robert on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Wise Man's Fear

    • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,621
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445

    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Series

    • By Emma on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 2.25

    • Unfettered

    • Tales By Masters of Fantasy
    • By: Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 976
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 987

    You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: An anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A TRULY BAD COLLECTION OF DOGS

    • By Randall on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2.5

    • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

    • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,825
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,836

    Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined Ari for me

    • By Andrey Barsukov on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Patrick Rothfuss narrates The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a companion novella to his bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels that shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm. Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By ToniSnakes on 05-13-19

    Regular price: $13.85