The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
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The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.


  • Good

    By Russery12
  • Never completed

    By Eyescratcher
    Three books were promised, 12 years later, 8 after the last book was published, nothing. a good read but don’t bother Starting because you’ll never get to finish it
  • Riveting and original

    By QuelSauvage
    Loved this! Excellent scene setting and solid storytelling. Could use a touch more in character development, but better than any number of other books I’ve read. I will be reading the rest of the series.
  • Amazing

    By john p pope
    It's one of the best books I've ever read.
  • Incredible

    By wildchild2644
    This is a story on a whole different level. It will straight up take you away. When you close this book, you will have to take a min to come back to reality.
  • I️ love this book!

    By bigfankwery
    The epitome of the fantasy genre.
  • Dive in!

    By mm92585
    10 stars. Easily the single most beautiful book I've ever read! I can barely come up with a review that would do justice. I'm not a fantasy guru or any kind of expert, just a lover of great things. This book is one of the greatest things.
  • Greatest Series Ever Read

    By Ravis411
    This series is the best. Definitely my favorite thing in the world. Can't wait to read the conclusion. If it's ever completed of course. Some kind of a timeline would be nice. But anyways...this book is amazing. You should read it. Thank you!
  • Best book I have ever read, hands down

    By Nickel829
    Patrick Rothfuss knows how to write an amazing story, and he has created one of the most believable worlds in fantasy writing.
  • A new age has arisen...

    By shadowewolfe
    First, I must apologize to the few to whom this story is beyond their grasp. Patrick Rothfuss has went beyond the mere world of fantasy and delved deep into the human spirit. The effort he pours into the story is beyond that which some of the greatest authors shy away from. As we approach the time when the final tomb in this trilogy is released, I feel concerned that the author will lose even more of himself to Kvothe. Good luck Patrick and your sanity be damned, finish the tale as you began it, pouring all of yourself into it......RW