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The name of the wind

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'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'So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic.

In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.

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Gollancz
0575081406 / 9780575081406
Paperback
813.6
12/06/2008
United Kingdom
English
Fantasy
661 p.
20 cm
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Quiz No: 232969, Points 39.00, Book Level 5.10,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2007.
The most exciting US fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire 'Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.' Terry Brooks 'The Name of the Wind has everything: magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it's also humorous and terrifying and completely believable.' Tad Williams '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' Publishers Weekly, starred review A superb escapist, and exceptionally commercial, fantasy debut Perfect
The most exciting US fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire 'Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.' Terry Brooks 'The Name of the Wind has everything: magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it's also humorous and terrifying and completely believable.' Tad Williams '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' Publishers Weekly, starred review A superb escapist, and exceptionally commercial, fantasy debut Perfect FM Fantasy