A spellbinding intro into the trilogy, rich in storytelling and detail!
An innkeeper and his apprentice, that's what one is supposed to find. But Chronicler knows better. He has come to the legendary Kvothe to write down his story - the truth and not all the stories that have evolved around time. The stories are exaggerated of course and a lot of them pure fiction, but Kvothes' real story is anythin... An innkeeper and his apprentice, that's what one is supposed to find. But Chronicler knows better. He has come to the legendary Kvothe to write down his story - the truth and not all the stories that have evolved around time. The stories are exaggerated of course and a lot of them pure fiction, but Kvothes' real story is anything but plain and simple... It might not sound that enthralling. Someone sitting in an inn and telling his lifetime story. But it actually is! Rothfuss has such a brilliant way of creating a story in a story, of stetting things up in a tavern just to immediately pull you out again and into the world he has created. Kvothes story is honest up to the very last detail and yet so moving and engaging that I couldn't stop reading. I have to admit though that the book takes it's time to really get rolling, especially when Kvothe describes what happened to him the first years after his encounter with of the Chandrian. And it is also not a novel to read in a day or two during your coffee break. This story demands time and attention of the reader. BUT good stories take their time to be told and when you decide to stick with it you will be rewarded a thousand times! What I enjoyed most was that every time when I had been consumed by Kvothes story, some event (like a visitor) would draw me back into the tavern, reminding me that I am as well just a listener to a story. It is very well made (not at all in a way that bothers you while reading). But the thing I liked best about the book is that the prologue is repeated at the end. It was such a nice experience because it really send of the feeling that the story has been wrapped into these words. It also gave the notion that this was the first part of the story, a little bit like a play on stage being cut into acts. Very well done.
The Name of the Wind
The Kingkiller Chronicle 1
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'This is a magnificent book' Anne McCaffrey
'I was reminded of Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkein, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone' THE TIMES
'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 innkeepter - 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.
Patrick Rothfuss' debut is set in an unnamed but fully realised fantasy world, and his characters are detailed and convincing. WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY
|Verlag||Orion Publishing Group|
|Maße (L/B/H)||19.8/13.2/4.3 cm|
|Originaltitel||The Kingkiller Chonicle: Book 1|