The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicles Book 1
Length: 662 pages
Audiobook Length: 27 hours and 55 minutes
First Published: 2007
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
Quotes from The Name of the Wind
It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.
Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.
The best lies about me are the ones I told.
About Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles whose first two books, The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear, were bestsellers and whose third book may or may not ever be written. Visit the author’s website →