The Name of the Wind an epic fantasy book that follows Kvothe, a jack of many trades, who has lived an extraordinary life. It goes back and forth between present day and his past where he retells his life story to Chronicler, a mysterious man who appears in his bar and records peoples’ histories. In this first book of the series, we follow Kvothe from childhood to his early teenage years where he recounts his successes, mistakes, and everything along the way
Rothfuss creates a huge amazing world that I was immediately sucked into. He goes into great detail to describe all of the aspects of the world and the various lore. We get so absorbed in the story within a story as Kvothe describes his life that when we are brought back into present day it’s frustrating as we want the story to go on. I couldn’t put this book and immediately jumped into The Wise Man’s Fear, Rothfuss’ second book of the series. If you’re into a vast fantasy experience, I can’t recommend this book more. You won’t be disappointed.