Patrick Rothfuss' debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing. (WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY)
A stunning fantasy debut
From the Back Cover
'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 the 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'
'An outstanding debut fantasy... 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
'I haven't been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It's certain to become a classic' The Times
'The Name of the Wind has everything . . . it's humorous and terrifying and completely believable' Tad Williams
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About the Author
Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. In his free time Patrick writes a satirical humor column, practices civil disobedience, and dabbles in alchemy. He loves words, laughs often, and refuses to dance. The Name of the Wind is his first novel. There will be more.