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The name of the wind
Patrick Rothfuss
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From Publishers' Weekly:

The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution. Kvothe ("pronounced nearly the same as `Quothe' "), the hero and villain of a thousand tales who's presumed dead, lives as the simple proprietor of the Waystone Inn under an assumed name. Prompted by a biographer called Chronicler who realizes his true identity, Kvothe starts to tell his life story. From his upbringing as an actor in his family's traveling troupe of magicians, jugglers and jesters, the Edema Ruh, to feral child on the streets of the vast port city of Tarbean, then his education at "the University," Kvothe is driven by twin imperatives-his desire to learn the higher magic of naming and his need to discover as much as possible about the Chandrian, the demons of legend who murdered his family. As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The fantasy choice is Patrick Rothfuss's rich and layered debut, The Name of the Wind (DAW. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7564-0407-9. $24.95). Kvothe, a man known as the heroic Legend, is lying low in the guise of an innkeeper. When an act of bravery brings a stranger to the inn, Kvothe is persuaded to narrate his own autobiography, an engrossing story marked by magic and deep-seated vengeance. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Presumed dead; has an assumed idenity; lives at an inn; has extreme magical powers; was an actor in his family's traveling show of magicians, jugglers and jesters; lived on the streets of a vast port city as an orpha nafter his family was murdered; educated at a legendary school of magic; driven by the desire to know the higher magic of naming; determined to find the demons who killed his family.
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