My Review of The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss – 4.5 stars


Information from Goodreads:

older alternate cover edition of ASIN B002A2BO2Y

“My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I have 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 the day. I have talked to Gods, loved women and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.”

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature – the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

Audible Audio, Unabridged, 28 pages — Published May 15th 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published March 27th 2007)

Alternate cover

My Rating: 4.5 stars


My Review of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars but not enough to roll to 5 stars since partials aren’t allow.

More complete review coming soon… well okay more like eventually.

While I really enjoyed this book, it really is a great epic tale, really well written I actually can’t decide if this is a four or a five for me. When it was great it was great but being as long as it is means there’s a lot of time that’s meh, again, well-written, but less interesting. That’s all I’m saying for now.

In the meantime, here are some notes I archived from while I was listening to the story:

  • I won’t get into how this was an accidental purchase, because I do somewhere else. But here we have another epic fantasy. It reminds me a lot of Lord of the Rings. My patience for long long long stories is just not there. This is a good and interesting story, for sure, well-written and all that. But it’s really super long and probably, again I say this, wouldn’t be hurt if a lot of scenes were cut out or cut down.
  • All in all it’s no where near DNF, but when I think about how everyone complains that the third book in this series (this first book published in 2007!) has not yet even been ANNOUNCED, I get nervous. What if I love these first two and have to just sit empty handed? Okay maybe not empty-handed because I have so many books to read. Stay tuned…
  • Update: This story certainly is epic. It’s long and it’s very well-written. I give it four and half stars only because it’s SO DARN LONG. It’s great sure, think Lord of the Rings like I said before. The characters are dynamic and distinct. I could see and feel the events as they happened. But it really takes us through IT ALL. Lol. I do recommend it. I’m really glad I went with the audible version. The narrator puts on a great performance, different voices and all.


Have you read this series? What did you think? Please don’t spoil the second book for me though, I have the second also as an audible just not sure when I’ll get around to it. I guess it should be sooner than later. In that case I’ll add it to the 20 Books of Summer 20 list (if it isn’t there already).

How do you feel that Patrick Rothfuss has yet to announce the third book? Does it bother you when writers take a really really long time to finish a long-anticipated book?

Thanks for your time and interest!

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P.S. This summer I shared a comment on another blog that was in disagreement with that blogger’s thoughts. Maybe I was wrong to go on bashing a book they professed to love, maybe I should have kept my thoughts to myself (if you don’t have anything nice to say…). Maybe I exhibited poor etiquette and it was simply wrong time, wrong place. But I want you to know that I respect your opinion on books I’ve read even if it’s different than mine. (If I don’t respect it, I’ll be sure to let you know. 😉 ) I encourage you to share when you love a book I don’t or can’t stand a book I love. Let’s just be respectful of each other okay? No nastiness towards each other, meaning go ahead and vent about the book but not the author or me. (I don’t think I have to amend this more do I?) That’s all I ask. It’s not personal. And please do give me your list of reasons, perhaps we can engage in some discussion. After all, if all you say is that book was crap, I’m going to want a reason or two.

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