The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle is a fantasy novel series by Patrick Rothfuss. The first book of the series was first published in 2007 and it instantly become a New York Times best seller. The trilogy narrates the life and adventures of Kvothe. Kvothe is an adventurer and a famous musician; he also has esoteric scientific knowledge that enables him to perform magic. He withdraws from public life after his infamous youth. He is eventually tracked down by the Chronicler who persuades him to tell his life’s story. Kvothe finally concedes and says that his story would take three days – which is divided into the three books of the series.
The books in the trilogy are:
The Name of the Wind (Book 1)
The New York Times bestselling novel.
This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen.
From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
The Wise Man’s Fear (Book 2)
My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in.
I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me… So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequalled in fantasy literature. .
The Doors of Stone (Book 3)
Release Date: To be announced