I didn’t want to love The Name of the Wind. Especially since there isn’t a confirmed ending to the series. But I found a well-loved copy at a thrift store and decided to give it a try. And I fell in love. So, let’s get to my review.
Hidden away in The Waystone Inn is the legendary Kvothe. And it’s time for him to tell his story of magic and adventure. And who better to tell his story than the legend himself?
My Thoughts on The Name of the Wind
I can’t begin to describe how beautiful The Name of the Wind is. Rothfuss has a poetic writing style, but it’s not overly fussy. It’s gorgeous, but it’s still concise. I stopped in several places just to admire the words that I had read.
Now let’s talk about character development. This is a coming-of-age story since we follow Kvothe through his childhood. I loved Kvothe, but at times I found him frustrating. He did develop some, but he still has a lot of growing to do. He leans a little toward reckless.
The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the romance. While it does further the plot in an interesting way, I just think the book would have been better off. However, I do understand that it shows the motives of a teenage boy. But I am interested to see where it goes in The Wise Man’s Fear.
My Rating: 5/5