Description 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.
The Name of the Wind - Customer Choice by Renée Korver-Michan “It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence in three parts.” This book had me spellbound from the prologue. It is the first part of the Kingkiller Chronicles. A beautifully written fantasy novel about the man behind the legendary hero Kvothe. The only drawback in the series is that the third installment has not been written yet.
The Name of the Wind - Customer Choice by Ghizlan El Hachimi After reading A Game of Thrones I decided I wanted to get into fantasy again. I looked around on Goodreads and stumbled on this amazing book. The Name of the Wind had very high ratings but reading the comments made me realize people either love it, or hate it. I picked it up anyway and read it within a week. I loved it. The writing is fantastic, the story is brilliant, and the main character charmed me from te beginning. If I had to pick a favorite book for 2014 it would be this one. I URGED everyone to put this on their reading list.
The Name of the Wind - Customer Choice by Kris Stomphorst This book was pressed into my hands during the second week of January. I read through it in a couple of days and demanded part 2. It’s a very refreshing fantasy novel which comes across as a diary written by the main character. The story kinda reminded me of the world sketched by G.R.R. Martin, where death and poverty have as big a role as magic and might. Now I’ll just have to wait for part 3.
The Name of the Wind - Customer Choice by Alfi Yasmina Book 1 of the Kingkiller Chronicles series. I give this book a 4 star rating because of the fun story of the University: the admission tests, the classes, the skills to be learned, the hanging out with good friends, the colourful teachers, the hard times Kvothe had as a student while having no money at all, and the LIBRARY (or let’s say the lack of a long description of it!)
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The Name of the Windby: Donna from Amsterdam 22-05-2009 The Name of the Wind is written in the great tradition of Adventure Fantasy. Imperfect heros, beautiful but spunky heroines, quests, swords, magic and magical beasts. But like the best examples of the genre, it rises above most offerings in that it is, at its core, about human struggle and emotion. We follow the story of a young man as he loses everything he loves, and rebuilds his life from - literally - nothing. He has only his talents, fierce survival instincts, and great heart to rely on. And while he is destined to be a great magician, setting his story outside the reality of our world, he - like us - must struggle with his nature and his challenges to become a great person. Just like every one of us living in the mundane world. This is a novel that will make you hungry for the sequel, but patient: like a well cooked meal, you know the second chapter will take some time. And anticipation of a well-cooked story is part of the delightful experience that is The Name of the Wind. This review refers to the Paperback edition