My friend won't shut up about this novel, and with news of it being made into a TV series, she gave up waiting for me to get it, and bought it - hardcover edition - for my birthday; so very sweet of her, and I am so thankful to her for it. It has been so long since I've read a great epic fantasy series as I gave up on The Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time long ago. And, in a way, I've been yearning for something like this. And I wasn't disappointed. This book lived up to its promise, and gave me exactly what I wanted.
So with that, it's about time we have a gushing review, people!
*no real spoilers this time actually...*
(Click through for goodreads page)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss tells the story of Kvothe - a notorious wizard - as he explains the truth about his past in three days (thus three books) to a man called Chronicler. From the moment I started reading this book, I knew it was something special. There are so many good books out there, but a great book is entirely other beast - and while plenty are out there, I only seem to come across them sparingly, maybe a handful a year - if that (but I have been lazy with my reading, something I'm attempting to fix with this blog!). But it only takes a few pages for you to appreciate how expertly written something is - and the writing of WIND is gorgeous. The showing just on point. And the world... The worldbuilding! Oh prepare, it's impeccable. And then there's the characters... and Kvothe. Sigh.
(Give me a second, and promise we'll get into it...)