The most exciting US fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire 'Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.' Terry Brooks 'The Name of the Wind has everything: magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it's also humorous and terrifying and completely believable.' Tad Williams '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' Publishers Weekly, starred review A superb escapist, and exceptionally commercial, fantasy debut Perfect for Trudi Canavan and Robin Hobb readers
Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theatre and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.