Book Review: The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfus

Fantasy 5-/5

Kvothe is separated from his family as a child by the feared, mythical Chandrian, and must make his way through a harsh world, seeking revenge. This is a book you read for style—every sentence is beautifully written and compelling, and each drew me deeper into the story. Ultimately, though, it was unsatisfying: it is a Book 1 (and I hate books that draw you in for no payoff at the end), and on reflection, it is a long, wandering plot that ultimately gains no sense of momentum. Highly recommended, but don’t expect much at the end.

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