The book is part 1 of The King Killer Chronicle. The two parts have been hailed as one of the best high fantasy stories in print this decade. It has great ratings on amazon and Goodreads.
So, is it worth the fuss Sera?
This is a story that is exciting and engaging. Despite the fact “The Name of the Wind” encompassed only Day One of Kvothe’s [Main Protagonist] storytelling and little else. Kvothe, the man of many names tells the story of his life to the Chronicler, who will write Kvothe’s entire chronicle starting from his childhood up to his present life as an innkeeper in Waystone Inn. Rothfuss has a skill with prose that is worthy of high praise. from the start the world building is excellent the unique magic system called Sympathy felt so real and the ease of the characters grasp on it is believable to me.
It is the character driven narrative that makes this book so wonderfully effect. Without the amazing well thought out cast, this book would be flatter than a pancake. Kvothe is an extremely memorable character, and his narrative is wonderfully compelling to read. The writing makes use of his age at the different stages as well as how he interacts with other cast persons and creatures. As a reader you are constantly seeking the clues in his past that make the man.
Part Two to come….