The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Published by Gollancz 27/9/07
First UK edition large paperback (published in conjunction with the very rare hardcover.)
Purchased unsigned from AbeBooks for £4
Signed at Oxford University, 2013
Quoted “It gets tiresome being spoken to as a child even if you happen to be one.”
A Signed UK proof is available on AbeBooks for £599.99
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‘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. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me’ So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his 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 the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin. The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English.
When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement. http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/
He is also founder of the huge charity http://www.worldbuilders.org