Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicles
Books: The Lightning Tree*, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, How Old Holly Came To Be*, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Doors of Stone
Genre: Adult High Fantasy
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
I wasn’t too sure of this series when I got picked up The Name of the Wind from the library but Jim Butcher kept talking about it and I love his books, plus I’ve seen several of my blogger friends mention it so I took the plunge and read it. The first time I attempted it, I was confused by something and put it aside. I missed something in the beginning, clearly I skimmed over something and missed something HUGE and important, but when I went back after a few days and started it again I had the hardest time putting the book down. This series is simply amazing. It is definitely one of my favorites and every fantasy lover needs to read it. I’ve not yet read the novellas, I didn’t realize there were three of them out, but that’s something I plan on doing since we still don’t have a release date on Doors of Stone. 😦
*The Lightning Tree is in the Rogues Anthology and How Old Holly Came To Be is in the Unfettered Anthology.