KINGKILLER CHRONICLES BOOK 1
The Kingkiller Chronicle is a fantasy series by Patrick Rothfuss, which recounts the story of Kvothe, an adventurer and musician. The story is narrated from the third person, but mostly consists of Kvothe narrating his life to a scribe in the first person. The first two books, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, were . Devan is a well-known author, including one of the. Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind (The KingKiller Chronicle #1) is a work I This first book in The KingKiller Chronicle emphasizes the early years of a. The Kingkiller Chronicle Series Book 1. The Name of the Wind. by Patrick Rothfuss. · , Ratings · 36, Reviews · published · editions.
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However, I find it very difficult to recommend them to anyone these days as the third and final book of the trilogy has still not been released - nor does it look like being released any time soon - despite it being well over six years since the second part was released.
To recommend this series right now feels like recommending a book which you know to have the last five chapters torn out. Criticism of the decisions of Kvothe such as focus why he did certain things and forgetting that he was still at a young age when most of this story started.
It is an enjoyable story, focusing on a brilliant but rash child who loses his parents suddenly. The pace of the story is slow to start but once you read through what I assume if the setup of the plotline you can't leave the book. I have already read the second book which is even better and can hardly wait for the third and final with high expectations.
To those who read the low reviews that use the complaint that Kvothe is too good at everything, know that these people have missed the point of the books. We are watching a man set up his own myth in his lifetime, a talented man no doubt, but a prideful liar as well.
Kvothe thinks all women want him, that he is the center of the universe and his storytelling reflects this. The beautiful irony is that one of his main struggles is unearthing true information from old stories where others have done the same.
This is a fantasy tale for the ages, a story about stories and those who tell them. I can see both opinions as really valid. There is way too much exposition in this book, nothing seems to happen, it as if you were reading A Song of Fire and Ice, and you had to read every page with a detailed description of the food.
For some reason though, the story was interesting enough that I wanted to finish the novel. The author definitely makes you curious what Kvothe 's deal is.
How does he become the superhero and what he does with it? There doesn't seem to be any really complicated problem he ever really faces, besides the beginning of the book. As everyone has said Kovethe, is capable of doing everything, I guess that is his knack. The side-characters are alright, the most interesting one is probably "Ben" and he is only there for a bit. If you like fantasy books and autobiographical styles, this could entertain you? If you like fantasy books with more complexity and a more interesting world, I suggest you skip it.
I am actually truly amazed at some of the reviews on here, calling into question Rothfuss' use of prose and language?! He is an excellent storyteller and his use of language is engaging, poetic, rhythmic and easy to soak in. The main character many people forget is a boy, an exceptional boy, who early on is established as a quick study who rarely repeats mistakes and has a wisdom that makes him seem older than he is.
And he seems to have the best memory I'll grant that. So people who don't like that he excels at everything, I find only half true, he excels at things he puts his sharp mind to, but he still only has the understanding of an adolescent, and the temper too, both of which are key realistic character traits, recurring throughout the story.
The first book reminded me of the Harry Potter series, except where the magic actually makes sense as it has 'scientific-esque' theory behind it which the lack of magic and societal explanation and overdose of 'convenience' was my biggest bug bear of the Potter series. I for one could not put these books down, I laughed out loud many times at characters being themselves and coming fools of situations, and It does use many storytelling stereotypes like girls falling for him, him being the best almost like being 'the one' but the story is so fluidly and believably told, you don't really realise until you look back.
Utterly refreshing and I cannot praise these books enough. If he's so smart, shouldn't he have realized not to use a lit candle in the Archives? Dozens of other inconsistencies that makes this a super boring and stupid book. Cant understand the hype for this trilogy. Boring characters, miserable main character, dull story, trying to persuade u that its a big and epic story and never manage to succeed it.
I wanted to like it, tried hard to finish 1st book , tried harder to finish 2nd book.
So many hours reading wasted! His prose is so bad, I started wondering if he ever finished grade school. Literally went in and out of this book only to find he was droning on about the same thing pages latter i. He has to be good at everything also which I find tedious. Their are also no positive representations of women in this book either which I find problematic. This doesn't deserve the high scores it is getting.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I felt as though characters were in the present day. Their interaction felt very modern in this setting, and it was out of place.
During dialogue, a character would correct themself with "wait," before presenting a thought or "like" as a filler. Both of these are modern phrases, and that caused a very noticible disconnect from the setting. I do have some problems with the main character. Yes, his story is tragic, but it's the underdog story. The "hero risen from nothing" troupe. His back story feels a lot like a back story I created for my first elder scrolls character.
I understand some of the symbolism in the story, and the themes are nice as well, but Kvothe himself is, to be honest, a whiny, grumpy, sulking, hero man. The entire book also felt like exposition. A big sad backstory, which is fun for the first pages, but gets old. Kvothe's drama gets boring and obnoxious. There are some good qualities. I think the side characters are interesting, though simple.
Some unresolved plots kept me guessing as rhe story went on, and visually it was very good and detail oriented. Good writing, when it wasn't about characters or dialogue. Pretty okay book. But I really hate how the main character is a super hero, very best at everything. Always going around saving towns. Couldn't put it down.
If you love fantasy or just love great books in general then this is a must read. I've heard this book catch some flack for the less than realistic portrayal of Kvothe. Ignore the critics.
Anyone who thinks of Kvothe as being shallow and to perfect clearly hasn't looked far past the surface. The book is a tragedy at heart, and Rothfuss is slowly building up to that downward turn.
Engaging read. Patrick Rothfuss is a genius. The world and the characters he creates are completely fleshed out, and the prose is magnificent.
This is easily one of the best, most absorbing books I've ever read, and it's absolutely astounding to me that this is a debut novel. Nothing more needs to be said. That's it. For these people, and mind you they have their right to feel how they feel, but for these people, I feel tremendously sorry.
They clearly lack the emotional depth and intellectual thought required to fully grasp what Mr. Rothfuss has done here. This story has a centralized character from which it extends. Nonetheless, I would still compel you to Read This Story Whether Tomorrow, next year, or in 20, you Must experience what Kvothe has to offer. Frankly, it balances far better than most novels. Many attempt to instigate emotion in the reader whilst a major arc occurs, and unfortunately many fail miserably.
This story, which revolves around One man and his supporting cast mixed throughout , envelopes the reader in his love, his loss, his pain, and overall his passion for the answers he seeks. His drive, though motivated partially by revenge and partially due to his inquisitiveness, will carry the reader from the beginning to the end. If you've ever loved, ever lost, ever suffered, ever smiled, ever Felt something stronger and deeper than "cool story bro," then you must read this book.
It's a story of a man, not a glamour show of an army, of a king, or of a country. It's the reality of his world, the severe loss he suffered, and how he manages to survive and overcome it. And simply put, it significantly touches on relevant tribulations in our own lives today.
Give it a chance, and you will not regret it. It made me a smile a great deal while reading, so well was it written. After the first pages about halfway I would have given the book 10 out of 10 but the standard dropped a wee bit, and although the book was still good I felt it lacked the wonder of what had preceded.
Thankfully the denouement closed everything off masterfully in an enthralling finale and I look forward to reading Wise Man's Fear. Nothing really happens - in the whole book - except one incident with a dragon which I won't spoil. But apart from that it's just a long boring grinding story of some kid learning the first steps in becoming a magician.
Not a single decent fight in pages. I bought this because a review site listed it as number one in a list of the 20 best fantasy novels. Fantasy indeed. One of the best I have ever read.
I look forward to the third day! However the character is boring and as previous reviewers said, is actually an impulsive asshole who is the best at everything. His most important characteristic is poor, orphan, very clever, good intentions, always looking for trouble even when unnecessary.
In my opinion if he would behave how he does he would already be quite dead by the middle of the 2nd book. I was enduring because the world is cleverly set-up, and as I wrote above, in my opinion it is nicely written. Sometimes you read a part of the book and you have the feeling that 2 months passed, then it comes out that all this happened in 1 week. Boring characters, boring setting, boring plot. C'mon Rothfuss, this is terrible, worst 22 hours of my life that I will never get back.
It's an easy ready with many different interesting events. There is a lot of creativity that is involved, and often it kept me reading. Though these are huge pluses when I read this book, there are many events in the book that made me roll my eyes repeatidly. The main character, Kvothe, seems ridiculous as he is able to do anything.
Basically Rothfuss made this character seem like a god who can do anything, has many jealous of his intelligent, and has many women wanting him. Can't wait for the third one : but i have to say that the bar is pretty high now He's simply the best at everything.
He's literally too cool for school. Every girl wants him, all his friends want to be him and the world is just in awe at how awesome he is. He saves women from burning buildings, saves entire towns from huge dragons is the wittiest person you've ever met and the most handsome , all at age Yet what really makes him feel like a hero despite all he's accomplished in this book is when he teaches a little girl a foreign saying to make her feel better. Of course, it's even more amazing when the saying is said in the deep, baritone voice he admits to having.
Just incredible indulgence in character development. Absolutely ridiculous. Could really learn a lot from Mr.
Specially for those who have gone through tougher times, or less than ideal circumstances, who may be able to relate to Kvothe's pain and poverty; it really engages and enthralls you. Those people that get tired of Kvothe alluding to the fact that he's poor have probably never gone through similar circumstances.
All I got to say on that. Boring story from the start to the finish! I cannot believe all the positive reviews it has got! There was nothing happening on those hundred pages, the whole story pages seemed to be the only start for another book So glad I finished reading it There are so many things in the books which aren't being written but you have to figure out yourself if you can, but does not matter much if you cannot.
Great read for everyone! It's also rare to have such a personal and intimate connection with the protagonist as the reader has with Kvothe.
The Name of the Wind
The writing was poetic and flowed so well even a dull section of the book a rarity! Kvothe's interaction with everyone around him was wonderful and even minor characters seem fully developed and important to the plot.
A unique take on magic, heroism, fantasy writing and a must read for anyone who likes reading. I read it a few years ago, and just keep coming back to it. I really like the way that his story is told, and trying to understand how Kvothe went from the boy he was to the man he is in the book's present. I can understand why there are those that feel that the book isn't very good, but I think that for the first book in a trilogy it is very good. It sets up so many things for the next books, and I really love the writing.
Read the book out loud, and you'll find that there are some beautiful phrases and placement of words, as if someone used to telling stories really is telling the story. How the right story at the right time can change the world, how the teller can shape a life.
This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content! Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world. In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm.
There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived Now, 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. My name is Kvothe, pronounced nearly the same as "quothe.
I've had more names than anyone has a right to. The Adem call me Maedre. I have red hair, bright. If I had been born a couple of hundred years ago I would probably have been burned as a demon. I keep it short but it's unruly.
When left to its own devices, it sticks up and makes me look as if I have been set afire.So boring a main character that is completely full of himself. She loathes the Edema Ruh Kvothe's ethnic people as her sister, Natalia Lackless, was wooed by an Edema Ruh man and later eloped with him.
One of the masters also holds the title of Chancellor, which confers additional administrative authority. Master Arithmetician. Drews rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is another good friend of Kvothe's, and Deoch is both his business and romantic partner in an open relationship. I was wondering how many things that he does right then there is a flaw to follow right afterwards.