The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content!
– Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber and designer Paul Buckley
– Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
– Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
– Brand-new author’s note
– Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
– Pronunciation guide of names and places
‘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.
My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me’
So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeeper – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
The Name of the Wind is available now in hardback
PRAISE FOR PATRICK ROTHFUSS:
‘I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss’ Lin-Manuel Miranda
‘He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy’ George R. R. Martin
‘It is rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing not only with the accuracy of language that is essential to fantasy-making, but with true music in the words as well. Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes with the big story that begins with The Name of the Wind, he’ll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song’ Ursula K. Le Guin
‘As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)
‘[Rothfuss is] the great new fantasy writer we’ve been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book’ Orson Scott Card
‘When fantasy fans begin reading The Name of the Wind, they should be fully prepared to lose all contact with the outside world while immersed in this highly original and mesmerizing tale of magic, love, and adventure . . . The Name of the Wind won’t just impress longtime fantasy fans; it will absolutely blow them away – an unprecedented, utterly breathtaking storytelling tour de force’ The Barnes & Noble Review
‘The Name of the Wind has become arguably the greatest success story in fantasy fiction in the last five years. Why? Well, because great story, great characters, and great writing craft really do still matter’ John Scalzi
‘This is a magnificent book’ Anne McCaffrey
‘Some books you want to read slowly. The Name of the Wind isn’t one of them. You fly through the pages, heedless of hour or other commitments’ Wired
‘The Name of the Wind has everything fantasy readers like, magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it’s also humorous and terrifying and completely believable. As with all the very best books in our field, it’s not the fantasy trappings (wonderful as they are) that makes this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss’ Tad Williams
‘A true page-turner, with an engrossingly complex hero (or is he an anti-hero?), and set in a particularly well-imagined world’ Nancy Pearl, NPR
‘Because the characters are real and the magic is true to its own world, I closed this book feeling as if I’d been on a journey with an entertaining new friend, rather sitting alone looking at words on a page. This one is well worth some of your precious reading time’ Robin Hobb