Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. Patrick loves words, laughs often, and dabbles in alchemy. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have also appeared on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus’ Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels list.
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Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
 
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
 
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DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND
 
My name is Kvothe.
 
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.
 
You may have heard of me.
 
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.  

 
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
 
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
—George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
 
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” 
—Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
 
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
—Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
 
"The characters are real and the magic is true.” 
—Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
 
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." 
—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
 
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
 
DAY TWO: THE WISE MAN’S FEAR
 
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
 
My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.
 
So begins a tale told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
 
 
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
 
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
—George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
 
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”
—Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
 
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
—Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
 
"The characters are real and the magic is true.”
—Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
 
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
Atípica, profunda i sincera, El nom del vent és una novel·la d'aventures, d'històries dins d'altres històries, de misteri, d'amistat, d'amor, de màgia i de superació.

La novel·la que ha consagrat a Patrick Rothfuss com a fenomen editorial dels darrers anys.

En una fonda en terra de ningú, un home es disposa a fer el relat de la seva vida per primera vegada. La veritable història que només ell coneix, una història que els rumors, les conjectures i els contes de taverna han anat deformant al llarg del temps fins a convertir-lo en un personatge llegendari al qual tothom creu ja mort: en Kvothe... músic captaire, lladre, estudiant, mag, heroi i assassí.

Ara vol revelar tota la veritat sobre el mateix. I haurà de començar pel principi: la infantesa en una companyia d'artistes itinerants, els anys malvivint com a lladregot als carrers d'una ciutat gran i l'arribada a una universitat on espera trobar les respostes que ha estat buscant.

«Recorda que les història de debò no acostumen a agafar el camí més recte.»

«He robat princeses a reis adormits als túmuls. Vaig calar foc a la Ciudad de Trèbon. He passat la nit amb Felúrian i n'he sortit viu i amb la raó intacta. Em van fer fora de la Universitat a una edat en què a la majoria encara no els hi deixen entrar. He recorregut a la llum de la lluna camins dels quals els altres no gosen parlar de dia. He parlat amb els déus, he estimat dones i he escrit cançons que fan plorar els joglars.»

»Em dic Kvothe. Potser has sentit parlar de mi.»

La crítica ha dit...
«El nom del vent es convertirà en un clàssic segur.»
The Times

«Tan absorbent en una segona lectura com ho és en la primera, aquesta és la mena de primera novel·la que la majoria dels autors només poden somiar escriure. L'univers de la literatura fantàstica té una nova estrella.» Publishers Weekly

«El nom del vent és una de les millors històries explicades en qualsevol mitjà en el darrer decenni. Guardeu-lo a la prestatgeria al costat d'El senyor dels anells.»
The Onion A.V. Club

«No tan sols està a l'altura de l'entusiasme extraordinari que ha generat, sinó que el depassa. Quan comenceu a llegir, haureu de preparar-vos per perdre de vista el món real i submergir-vos en una història de màgia, amor i aventura enormement original i hipnòtica.»
The Barnes & Noble Review

«No passa gaire sovint, però El nom del vent de Patrick Rothfuss sí que és una novel·la tan bona com diuen les ressenyes.»
Locus

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