The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 4,922 Ratings


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.


  • Best book I have ever read, hands down

    By Nickel829
    Patrick Rothfuss knows how to write an amazing story, and he has created one of the most believable worlds in fantasy writing.
  • A new age has arisen...

    By shadowewolfe
    First, I must apologize to the few to whom this story is beyond their grasp. Patrick Rothfuss has went beyond the mere world of fantasy and delved deep into the human spirit. The effort he pours into the story is beyond that which some of the greatest authors shy away from. As we approach the time when the final tomb in this trilogy is released, I feel concerned that the author will lose even more of himself to Kvothe. Good luck Patrick and your sanity be damned, finish the tale as you began it, pouring all of yourself into it......RW
  • Fantastic

    By Jonesy0807
    This really is a fantastic read. The story starts differently than I'm used to and you have to think a little bit. Love it!
  • Amazing series

    By casman249249
    This book series quickly became my brother and I'd favorite. We constantly converse back and forth trying to guess at the book(s) to come
  • A Must Read!

    By Dhawkuni
    Such a great story. I was searching and searching for a book like this. I just finished it after reading more than 100+ pages/day. I can't wait to start the next book in the series. You won't be disappointed if you choose this as your next read!
  • Wow...

    By CandiceF33
    If you want a book that is extremely well written and keeps your attention, this is definitely it. Lots of unexpected things in this story but everything is still amazingly connected. You won't be left with questions unanswered! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
  • Not worth the time

    By traipse
    Slow, with characters that never develop and a disjointed, paper thin plot that has little point. It isn't worth any reader's time.
  • Love, love, love it!

    By Hhsjrvvsg
    I could read this book over and over again, oh wait, I have! One of my favorite books, I can't wait to see what Patrick has in store for us next. Mahalo Patrick Rothfuss!
  • Awesome

    By InkodnEto
    Much good. Very read. Pls open
  • Absolutely AMAZING

    By Stanlexi
    Such an amazing book. I’m an avid reader and this is a book that I will remember for a long, long time. Can’t wait for the third book in the series ;)