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The Name of the Wind 35 editions

Cover of: The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
About the Book

My name is Kvothe, pronounced nearly the same as "quothe." Names are important as they tell you a great deal about a person. I've had more names than anyone has a right to. The Adem call me Maedre. Which, depending on how it's spoken, can mean The Flame, The Thunder, or The Broken Tree.

"The Flame" is obvious if you've ever seen me. I have red hair, bright. If I had been born a couple of hundred years ago I would probably have been burned as a demon. I keep it short but it's unruly. When left to its own devices, it sticks up and makes me look as if I have been set afire.

"The Thunder" I attribute to a strong baritone and a great deal of stage training at an early age.

I've never thought of "The Broken Tree" as very significant. Although in retrospect, I suppose it could be considered at least partially prophetic.

My first mentor called me E'lir because I was clever and I knew it. My first real lover called me Dulator because she liked the sound of it. I have been called Shadicar, Lightfinger, and Six-String. I have been called Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and Kvothe Kingkiller. I have earned those names. Bought and paid for them.

But I was brought up as Kvothe. My father once told me it meant "to know."

I have, of course, been called many other things. Most of them uncouth, although very few were unearned.

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 Kvothe—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 difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name of the Wind is so much more—for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.

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Followed by: The Wise Man's Fear

Excerpts

It was night again.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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35 editions First published in 2007

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The Name of the Wind
2017, Gollancz
Hardcover in English - Deluxe Illustrated Edition
Cover of: The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Hardback Edition (Kingkiller Chronicle)
Cover of: El nombre del viento: Cronicas del asesino de reyes: Primer dia (Spanish Edition)
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
Cover of: Der Name des Windes
Der Name des Windes
2012, Der Hörverlag
4 mp3-CDs in German
Cover of: El nombre del viento
El nombre del viento
2011, Random House Mondadori S.A.
in Spanish
Cover of: שם הרוח
Cover of: Имя ветра
Имя ветра
2010, Эксмо
Hardback in Russian
Cover of: Der Name des Windes
Cover of: Der Name des Windes
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: day one
2010, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: day one
2010, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic Resource in English
Cover of: El nombre del viento
El nombre del viento: Cronicas Del Asesino De Reyes: Primer Dia
2009, Plaza & Janés Editores, S.A.
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Le Nom du Vent
Le Nom du Vent
2009, Bragelonne
Hardcover in French - 1st Edition
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Il nome del vento
Il nome del vento
2008, Fanucci
Hardcover in Italian
Cover of: Der Name des Windes
Cover of: Vindens navn
Cover of: Meno vetra
Meno vetra
2008, Ikar
Paperback in Slovak
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind
2008, DAW
Electronic Resource in English
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle : day one
2007, DAW Books, Distributed by Penguin Group
Hardcover in English
Cover of: De Naam van de Wind
De Naam van de Wind
2007, Mynx
in Dutch
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The Name of the Wind
2007, DAW
Ebook in English
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The Name of the Wind
2007 April, Daw Books, Inc.
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Le Nom du vent
Le Nom du vent: Chronique du Tueur de Roi - Première Journée
2009 November, Bragelonne
Paperback in French - Second Edition
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day 1
2008 04, DAW Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st paperback printing (11)
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: day one
2007 April, DAW Books, Inc., Distributed by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day One
2008 April, Daw Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind
2007 September 27, Gollancz
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
Cover of: Le Nom du Vent
Le Nom du Vent: Chronique du Tueur de Roi - Première Journée, tome 1
2009 November, Bragelonne
Paperback in French - 2nd Edition
Cover of: The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day 1
2008 April, DAW BOOKS
Mass Market Paperback in English
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