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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I heard a lot about this book and how great it supposedly should be. That always makes me very sceptical when I start reading it myself. Nevertheless, it DID turn out to be a great book; Patrick Rothfuss is a good storyteller and can smoothly blend different storylines together.
It started out as a supernatural/horror story and before I knew it, it turned into a Harry Potter kind of atmosphere. Way different though, although it’s easy to draw comparisons when it comes to schools for magic.

Here’s a piece of amazing fan art of what the University could look like:


If you’re into the Fantasy genre, but also if you just enjoy a good story, I highly recommend this book. Kvothe, the protagonist of the story, has great potential to become one of the greatest hero’s of modern fiction. I recently saw he already got his own ‘Kvothe Six-String hero card’ in Sentinels of the Multiverse, one of my favourite boardgames.

The only reason why I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because I can’t STAND Denna, one of the main characters. If she only had a small role to play, I’d probably be able to overlook it more easily. Nevertheless, all that’s left for me to say is: get acquainted with Kvothe if you haven’t already!

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Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

2 Comments on The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

  1. atlas's ocean // 29/12/2016 at 09:41 // Reply

    Love the review! I hate Denna and I can’t wait to see how the third book drops her off (I’m assuming). If only Kvothe would learn to love Auri the world would be a fuller place, but the way Rothfuss writes about Denna is to itself a wonderful thing and I should be grateful. If you haven’t already, give his novella on Auri a go – The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

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    • Thank you! 🙂 Denna = [insert yucky face]. I have TSROST right here but have never started it yet. My husband didn’t make it past 40% while he LOVED the other books. But, he’s easily bored anyways, unlike me ;). Thank you for the comment!

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