Kingkiller Chronicle

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21,202 ratings

The Name of the Wind Summary

In The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss brings together elements from all the great fantasy writers, from George R. R. Martin to Robert Jordan, to create a thrilling and intricately spun story that will leave you breathless.

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 travelling 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.

Read by Rupert Degas.

Please note this is now the entire audio of this book.

©2007 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Name of the Wind

    • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,818
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,557

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Robyn on 31-01-13

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 1.5

    • Rogues

    • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just ok..

    • By mark on 12-12-14

    Regular price: £36.19

  • Book 2

    • The Wise Man's Fear

    • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,890
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,960
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,947

    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The problem with a trilogy....

    • By Robyn on 09-01-14

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2.25

    • Unfettered

    • Tales By Masters of Fantasy
    • By: Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107

    You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: an anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's basically Russian roulette

    • By Euan on 14-05-14

    Regular price: £30.29

  • Book 2.5

    • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,025

    Patrick Rothfuss narrates The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a companion novella to his bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels that shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm. Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A magnificent and delightfully joyful book.

    • By Angus Milner-Brown on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

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