It is likely that I would have never heard of The Name of the Wind if it wasn’t for GRRM’s live journal post where he compared his long delay in writing his next ASOIAF novel to Patrick Rothfuss’s equal struggles with his sequel to The Name of the Wind. As soon as I entered Patrick’s site, I realized that he had already published a novel, a fantasy novel that was supposedly quite epic.
So, I decided to take a look at the The Name of the Wind’s amazon page to get a feel for the overal consensus of the novel. Surprisingl, most reviewers and including one fantasy author had given the book very good ratings.
That was all I need. The next day I was fully engrossed by Kvothe’s life story, his ups and downs, his struggles and his perservernce. Patrick Rothfuss created a realistic character, one who had a myriad of problems, but who was also gifted and a geniune hero. Unfortunately, The Name of the Wind is the first of a trilogy and the book did end slightly abruptly, with many questions that remained unanswered. However, from the Author’s point of view, this may be a good thing as I’m eagerly anticipating the second novel.