Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
And the book really does live up to the hype of the summary above. From page one, I fell in love with, not so much Kvothe (that happened later), but with Rothfuss’ use of language – it is magical! And it is that magic that kept me turning page after page because this is not a short novel, at all!
It was absolutely delightful, and with each turn of phrase, or description of a sun beam, I fell more and more into Kvothe’s world, and did not want to leave, even when times got very difficult.
Love, love, love this one … and can not wait to start book two!!