Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Whoa. First of all, the cover of my book doesn't have Koethe on the cover, just a picture of a mask surrounded by leaves.

This is the best fantasy tome I've read in years, even if it is 662 pages long. It's worth it. This is so original and I can't believe a first-time novelist came up with so many original ideas. It's wonderful and refreshing!

Koethe is telling his story to a Chronicler. And what a story it is. He's the son of traveling troopers and learns the ways of the stage, memorization, and story telling when he is a toddler. His first teacher is an arcanist, who teaches him medicine, binding spells, and magic. Koethe handles devastation well, and, like any hero, is sorely tested and has his share of heartache and disaster. But he makes it to the University, makes some good friends, meets a girl, and continues his adventure of his life. This is the first book of a trilogy and I can't wait until the second one comes out!

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