The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle is a fantasy trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss (b. 1973), telling the autobiography of Kvothe an adventurer, arcanist, and famous musician. The plot is divided into two different action threads: the present, where Kvothe tells the story of his life to Devan Lochees (known as Chronicler) in the main room of his inn, and Kvothe’s past, the story in question, which comprises the majority of the books. The present-day interludes are in the third person from the perspective of multiple characters, while the story of Kvothe’s life is told entirely in the first person from his own perspective. The series also contains many metafictional stories-within-stories from varying perspectives, most of which are recounted by Kvothe, having been heard from other characters in his past. [wikipedia]
Patrick Rothfuss – The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
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.
(Media: Audio Book, eBook, paperback)
I started off listening to the audiobook version, and made it about 6 hours into the first of four parts; it was really dragging and wasn’t catching my attention. I swapped across to the paperback and raced through the book. The beginning was slow, and I see other reviews mentioning the same thing, but this is possibly the first time I have discarded the audio book.
From my understanding each book of the trilogy is one day of Kvothe telling his story to The Chronicler; so this makes sense in the way that this book ends and passes across to the next book in the trilogy. The World and magic system were interesting, but this isn’t a book you read to discover what’s going to happen as the story follows some standard fantasy tropes; this is a book that you will read to discover how things will happen.
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2)
For nearly four years, fantasy and science fiction enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting this second volume to Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles. The first volume, The Name of the Wind, won the prestigious Quill Award and was recently voted as the third-best SFF novel of the decade on Tor.com. In this linchpin book of the trilogy, Kvothe continues his perilous search for answers about the Chandrian even as he grapples with more pressing dangers.
The Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3)
Publication date not yet known.
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