The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

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The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle series, is about Kvothe, who is in search of the meaning of life while going on many adventures, including kidnapping princesses and a burning down of a whole town.

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  • Nicole Fisher
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is one of the best books I've ever read in my life, and certainly the best I've read this decade. I think that Patrick Rothfuss will go down as one of the greatest fantasy writers of the 21st century and The Name of the Wind will be his chariot. I cannot WAIT to read the long-awaited third book!"
  • Lisa Morrison
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) is a great book for older teen boys as it is the first in the Kingkiller Chronicle series and talks about the search for the meaning of life. It is a very adventurous novel and it includes many interesting storylines so I'm sure any older teen boy would enjoy it. "
  • Patricia Murray
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book was a bit slow to set up, but so worth it in the end. It reminds me of Harry Potter, if he was a bit older, and a little of Game of Thrones."
    Egshina Byambatseren
    Written on April 7, 2019
    "Best book i've ever read in my opinion. I love Ender and the story that this book tells."
    Randy West
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is cool"
  • Andrew Mitchell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a well-written fantasy tale. Highly recommend"
  • Christopher May
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "As a musician, I am especially fond of this book. I think The Name of the Wind has some of the best depictions of playing music that have eve been written. The only reason I've been disappointed with Rothfuss is because it's been seven years since book 2 came out with no sign of book 3 any time soon."
  • Phillip Sanchez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    " I got this book after a friend recommended it to me multiple times. In the beginning, I found it a bit slow and confusing but in due time in got exciting and interesting to the point where I couldn't put my kindle down. It has wit, adventure and unexpected turns."
  • Henry Nguyen
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The Name of the Wind is a good fantasy read. It's only problem is that it isn't Game of Thrones or a Tolkien book. Otherwise, it'd be considered one of the greats."
  • Jose Patterson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I found this series to be a bit much. The protagonist is just too bloody perfect and while the whole thing could well be told by an unreliable narrator, I kind of don't think so. Other people love this series though, so you might well like it. "
  • Frances Williams
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Name of the Wind is wonderful for those who can't get enough of classic epics. The adventure in the book is rollicking and fun; I found myself incredibly involved in the action. I also loved how the main character grew and developed over time--there's a lot more here than just kidnappings and sword fights."
    Elizabeth Jordan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This was a very well written book. I love how it sucks you in with interesting characters and a mysterious story line."
  • Benito Téllez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is pretty good I hope"
  • Sara Garza
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "If you are into fantasy fiction with wizards, witches, sorcerers, and mages then The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) is the book for you. With so much going on in the series its hard to pass up on another great part of the story."
  • Jerry Richards
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "When it comes to books, I would not consider myself a fantasy fan. This is a fantasy book, but does not play heavily on the genre to a degree that you would put it down for being too much. The story can get a little slow at times as others have said, however the build up is something worth waiting for. "
  • Albert Hansen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Is it evil or not? The life of being a wizard is a precarious one which decisions have a profound impact on others. I really liked this book and the twists that it takes in the plot through the life of Kvothe, a wizard. How to harness and use your powers - for good or evil. His choices kept me involved throughout the book."
  • Evelyn Rivera
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is by far my favorite book of all time. It deserves every high rating and accolade it receives. Patrick Rothfuss is a brilliant storyteller whose readers become immediately entranced by the depth and development of his characters. Recommended to all who read!"
  • Carol Yin
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you like stuff like harry potter schools give this a chance!"
  • Brandon Black
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Excellent. Rothfuss is one of the top writers in the genere. This book is very well received and exactly what i was looking for. This has great potential to become the next epic fantasy series. "
  • Jessica Sandoval
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Name of the Wind is nowhere near one of the best fantasy and adventure novels. Such a wide open genre, it is hard to get to the top, but this one isn't coming close to scaling that mountain."
  • Janice Cunningham
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoyed the book. The author did a great job of creating an engaging, mysterious world and really putting you in the middle of the world. The true strength of this book is the development of the main character. A few times, I got bored with it all, but I am glad that I hung in, because it was well worth it in the end."
  • Victoria Delgado
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "One of my favorite books of all times. I recommend this book to just about everyone. It was a book that got me into reading epic fantasy novels. It's so well written and addicting. I have reread this and the second book in the series several times and I almost never reread books. It's annoying that the third book to the series still hasn't, and may never, come out, but this book is so worth the read. Even if you're not currently a fan of epic fantasy this book may change your mind."
  • Gerald Spencer
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I love to read books. In particular, I am a huge fan of fantasy books. When I finished my last book I wanted to start something new so I tried to find the best fantasy series out there. I recently stumbled upon "The Name of the Wind" (the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle) and gave it a try. I must say that I am disappointed. The theme of the book is exactly what I love, but for some reason I can't connect to the characters or the story. Next time, I will have to find something better. "
  • Jacob Knight
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I honestly didn't like this book at all. The story is long-winded and doesn't go anywhere which left me feeling like I wasted my time. It felt to me like the author was trying too hard to be something that he is not. I love fantasy and just couldn't get into this one because I was bored to death with a story that wasn't going anywhere and was difficult to follow."
  • Austin Hill
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Name of the Wind will go down as one of the all-time greats in fantasy literature. It's a Lord of the Rings-meets-Harry Potter epic about an especially talented, but down-on-his-luck individual who attends a university to learn about magic and trade while pursuing the dark forces who killed his parents. It's incredibly well written."
  • Keith Ellis
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A great tale of fantasy and mischief from a great author, Patrick Rothfuss. There are many things which set this story apart from the typical fantasy story, but you will just have to read it to find out what."
  • Vibhore Verma
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "There are a ton of good books by George RR Martin as most of you probably already know. If you don't, well then, you're in for a treat. The Name of the Wind is a really good read. It is the first in the Kingkiller Chronicle books and it's really good. You will end up reading more after you finish because you want more from the author and see where it leads next. "
    Jordan Watkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This solution is lacking as there is no mention that this book is recommended by George R.R. Martin. However, on the solution page there is a blurb that states "“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” — George R. R. Martin" This reference would have been noteworthy in this solution. "
  • Catherine Martin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you read Fantasy this is a great young adult version with little to upset the reader. At almost 700 pages it is a large book and can lag at times but still highly enjoyable."
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