I love to read for the escapism as well as to learn to be a better writer myself. This page is where I'll share books I read and loved!
Patrick Rothfuss is one of my top fantasy authors. His writing is flawless, his world-building masterful, and his magic system so well done as to almost be believable.
The Name of the Wind is an epic fantasy about the extraordinary life journey of Kvothe, child genius turned renowned...hero? villain? We don't know. At the beginning of the story we find him hidden away at an inn in the middle of nowhere with his assistant. A chronicler finds him and convinces him to tell his story. Kvothe agrees, but says he'll do it over 3 days. The Name of the Wind is day 1 of that telling. We experience his adventures as he grows up and makes it to University. While there are plot lines in Kvothe's telling that end nicely at the end of this book, Rothfuss leaves enough open to make us what to continue to the next. The added plot of things occurring in real time while Kvothe tells his story, just adds that much more incentive to continue on to the next book.
The character development, world-building, and magic system all add to an amazing plot. I can't wait to find out if Kvothe is hero or villain.
I loved this book. Highly recommended.