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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Daw Books
Publication date March 27, 2007
Pages 661
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780756404079
ISBN-10 075640407X
Dimensions 2 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $28.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
This suspenseful coming-of-age story folllows Kvothe as he recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
 
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
 
OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!
 
DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND
 
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 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.  

 
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
 
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
George R. R. MartinNew York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
 
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” 
Terry BrooksNew York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
 
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
 
"The characters are real and the magic is true.” 
Robin HobbNew York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
 
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." 
Brandon SandersonNew York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780756404079
 
from Orion Pub Co (September 27, 2007)
9780575081390 | details & prices | 672 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.50 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Stunning fantasy debut
The price comparison is for this edition
from Daw Books (March 27, 2007)
9780756404079 | details & prices | 661 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $28.95
About: A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780756405892
 
Reprint edition from Daw Books (April 7, 2009)
9780756405892 | details & prices | 661 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $17.00
About: 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781423389262 Book cover for 9781423389286
 
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (May 15, 2009)
9781423389262 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $44.99
About: My name is Kvothe.
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (May 15, 2009)
9781423389286 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99
About: My name is Kvothe.

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