The Name Of The Wind, The Kingkiller Chronicles 1: Book Review

The Name Of The Wind is the first book of Patrick Rothfuss' unique and ambitious high fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. Is it any good? Hell yes! Should you read it? Definitely! Read more to find out why...The Name Of The Wind is the first book in Patrick Rothfuss’ bestselling fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicles. Amazingly, The Name Of The Wind is Rothfuss’ debut, and the series has reached critical acclaim without even being finished yet.

This book is a little different to most fantasy books: rather than follow some powerful hero on an epic and noble quest, we meet simple innkeeper Kote, who does not turn out to be the chosen one destined to save the world. However, he does turn out to be Kvothe, killer of kings and feature of many myths and rumours. Dismayed though he is to have been discovered in the remote part of the world he has chosen to hide in, he is persuaded to tell his life story, and finally reveal the truth behind all the far-fetched stories about him.

In The Name Of The Wind, Kvothe tells of his childhood in a performing troupe, of his time at the famed University, and of the beginning of his search for the fearsome magical creatures known as the Chandrian, hinting all the while at the grand and infamous future that is to come.

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The Hero of Ages, Mistborn 3: Book Review

20170718_114458The Hero of Ages is the third and final installment in Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy, the Mistborn trilogy. This book follows Vin and the crew as they attempt to stave off the end of the world, and brings together loose ends regarding the prophecies of the Hero of Ages, the power Vin found at the Well of Ascension, and the mysteries of what the Lord Ruler did and why. It’s a stunning conclusion involving magic, magical creatures, and gods. The only thing that could possibly make this fantasy any more fantastical is dragons.

You can find my review of Book One, The Final Empire, here, and my review of Book Two, The Well of Ascension, here. In this post, I’ll discuss my thoughts not only on The Hero of Ages as a single book, but as the Mistborn trilogy as a whole.

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