It has been a while since I last wrote about a new author; I am doing
it today, by writing about The Name of the Wind by Patrick
Rothfuss. The author took six years to complete this book, but from a
literary perspective, it was well worth the effort; the novel was
well received by both fans and critics, being included (on the third
place) in the best fantasy novels of the XXIst century list by Locus,
and winning in 2007 the award for the best novel in the science
fiction / fantasy / horror category by Publishers Weekly.
The Name of the Wind is the
first novel in The Kingkiller's Chronicle series;
the second book, The Wiseman's Fear,
is already published, while a third, Doors of Stone, is
schedulled for 2014.
It is a classic fantasy novel,
centered arround a hero, Kvothe,
bard, magician and swordsman.