The plot in both was excellent and they were both real page turners. The hero of the name of the wind by patrick rothfuss is a man who has done it all, and now he just wants to be left alone to run his inn in. Kingkiller chronicle author patrick rothfuss shares a. Epic as kvothes adventures, these reads will help you wait for the final book. Discover 7 exciting fantasy books similar to the name of the wind by patrick rothfuss. Books like name of the wind or the warded man science. The name of the wind by patrick rothfuss, first edition. It has been over 11 years since my former penguin rep, peter giannoni, mailed me an arc of book one,the name of the wind, telling me that he thought i would like it true and that the author had written all three books while he was in grad school so there wouldnt be a wait involved beyond the usual one year between each release not true. In this book, patrick rothfuss brings us into the world of one of the kingkiller chronicles most enigmatic characters.
The beautifully written work, with its evocative descriptions of the countryside interspersed with exciting adventures, became a classic of english childrens literature. I do not usually tend to read books such as the name of the wind. The name of the wind is quite simply the best fantasy novel of the past 10 years, although attaching a genre qualification threatens to damn it with faint praise. The name of the wind kingkiller chronicle wiki fandom. More broadly, it is used for any kind of hot, oppressive wind. The name of the wind is an epic fantasy by patrick rothfuss in which the legendary hero kvothe, now in hiding as waystone inn owner kote, recounts his past experiences to chronicler, a story collector. If there had been a crowd, even a handful of men inside the inn, they would.
Im not proud of the fact that i thought about stealing his lute and leaving in the dark of the night. His first novel, the name of the wind, was a publishers weekly best book of the year. Day one, is a heroic fantasy novel written by american author patrick rothfuss. Patrick rothfusss the name of the wind the first book in the the kingkiller chronicle series takes place in the mortal world of temerant, which coexists alongside the realm of the fae, a. To date, rothfuss has published two fulllength kingkiller chronicle books, 2007s the name of the wind and 2011s the wise mans fear. His first novel, the name of the wind, won the quill award and was a publishers weekly best book of the year. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the name of the wind. The name of the wind, also called the kingkiller chronicle. Patrick rothfuss wrote the name of the wind in 2007 in an effort to write a fantasy book without resorting to any of the generic tropes of the. The name of the wind by patrick rothfuss books like. Then a mysterious villain wipes out his family, and he decides to study magic after grieving for a long while.
Some books may have better overall plots, some may have better worlds, or better systems of magic. Hi, i was wondering if anyone knew of any books like name of the wind or the paintedwarded man. My husband happened to be browsing ebooks and the last thing i knew, this gem was popping up as based on your shopping history type thing. The cover art for the french edition of the name of the wind, the first book in patrick rothfuss trilogy the kingkiller chronicle. Are you looking for books like the name of the wind. His novels have appeared on nprs top 100 science fictionfantasy books list and locus. Patrick rothfuss on why it took 15 years to write the name. The name of the wind ebook written by patrick rothfuss. The lies of locke lamora is very similar to the name of the wind. Purely fan made for practice and teaching intro music harry potter a. She had begun by saying that it was coming over her, after all, that rome was a ponderously sad place. Pat has written a number of books including a trilogy titled name of the wind and the wise mans fear.
A similar book, perhaps, but this book would not exist. His novels have appeared on nprs top 100 science fictionfantasy books list and locus best 21st century fantasy novels list. Book 1 gollancz 50 a first printing thus by patrick rothfuss introduction by stephen deas and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Here are some recommendations if you like name of the wind. If you like the name of the wind you might like similar books the wise mans fear, the final empire, the way of kings, the slow regard of silent things, the lies of locke lamora.
The name of the wind, published in 2007, is the first book in author patrick rothfusss the kingkiller chronicle series. If you buy through these links, i get a small percentage of the sale. Picture a whale coursing through the ocean straining water. The real reason rothfuss kingkiller 3 is not here yet. Magic and mystery drive the name of the wind, the first book in patrick rothfuss kingkiller chronicle trilogy. The book forms the first of the three parts of rothfusss kingkiller chronicle. Naturally, i read book one, the name of the wind, and got hooked. He completed his first book in 2002 when he just started to teach at the university. The author is currently at work on the final book in the trilogy, tentatively titled the doors of stone. Say instead that the name of the wind is one of the best stories told in any medium in a decade. It is the first book in the ongoing fantasy trilogy the kingkiller chronicle, followed by the wise mans fear. This is a scene from the name of the wind by patrick rothfuss, read by nick podehl. This is the first book in the king killer chronicles by pat.
Books similar to the name of the wind the kingkiller. The name of the wind general information authors patrick rothfuss country united states language english publication published by daw books date of publication march 27, 2007 media type print hardcover isbn 9780756404079 number of pages 662 the name of the wind is the first of three novels in the kingkiller chronicle series by american author patrick rothfuss. The name of the wind chapter fifteen distractions and farewells. Patrick rothfuss fantasy novel the name of the wind ends as it begins.
The story, as former hero and innkeeper kote tells a chronicler, is his life, under a different name. These 20 books like the name of the wind will sweep you away. The wind in the willows, book of linked animal tales by british writer kenneth grahame that began as a series of bedtime stories for his son and was published in 1908. Patrick rothfuss has said that the third book in the main sequence will be the end of this particular arc in the story. Three other works are set in the kingkiller chronicle world. The story of wizardhero kvothe bounces between his wartorn present hiding out as an innkeeper and his spirited childhood among bards, stage performers, and conjurers. The magic based on science and physics was really cool, as well as the loose ended mysteries which only leaves you wondering.
If you like kingkiller chronicle by patrick rothfuss, then you might. The name of the wind to know kvothe is to love him. The name of the wind is the first book in an incomplete trilogy, and i refuse to read the second one when the third installment doesnt even have a release date. One of the things that make the name of the wind so unique is the way in which the author lets the protagonist tell.
Martin with game of thrones fans, rothfuss is endlessly pestered about his progress on the third book of his kingkiller chronicle, the highly anticipated sequel to the name. The story, as former hero and innkeeper kote tells a chronicler, is his life. Kvothe started life as a budding bard, ready to sing narratives. I love its story, i love the characters, and i love the writing style. However you will find little to no books that are executed better then the name of the wind, and in my opinion you will never find a character with more character than kvothe. The first two novels in the trilogy, the name of the wind and the wise mans fear, were released in 2007 and 2011 respectively. Hes also released a set of novellalength companion tales. Name of the wind tv show is set before the events of the. Patrick rothfuss is the bestselling author of the kingkiller chronicle.
If you want to start reading any of these sagas and want to buy the first book in the series just click on the book cover and you will be able to buy it on amazon. Its killing me not being able to progress with the story, but the difference is the agony is a choice. The fantasy novel is an incomplete comingofagestyle tale about kvothe, a legendary and extraordinary figure whose many heroic deeds are the subject of local lore. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a nearferal orphan in a crimeridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to. Wired book club just wrapped up their readthrough of the name of the wind and to cap off their introduction into the kingkiller chronicles, they have interviewed author patrick rothfuss about his. Kingkiller chronicle book 3 is moving forward but not. If you like name of the wind recommendations youtube. Welcome to read like the wind, a new vulture space for discovering books and other reading. Looking for books like name of the wind i just finished the first 2 books of the kingkiller chronicles, and i cant get enough of patrick rothfuss prose.
But not so fast, as rothfuss has revealed the show will not actually follow kvothes story, but will instead be set a generation before the events of the name of the wind, the first book. A sirocco is a hot desert wind that blows northward from the sahara toward the mediterranean coast of europe. Full of secrets and mysteries, the slow regard of silent things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world. The name of the wind audiobook by patrick rothfuss. Top list of books like name of the wind here goes a great list of similar books to the kingkiller chronicle. Well, this week at wired book club, were a pandemonium of five parts.817 1479 1472 308 1474 1236 1113 332 1012 132 98 305 1261 1249 1466 461 1482 769 675 429 1247 1556 927 340 558 1056 1500 1459 283 1430 1071 605 625 1433 1569 1039 16 882 1059 933 1483 30 1076