"No one writes about stories like Pat Rothfuss. How the right story at the right time can change the world, how the teller can shape a life." -Lin-Manuel Miranda
This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle-a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.
This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content!
• Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber and designer Paul Buckley
• Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
• Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
• Brand-new author's note
• Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
• Pronunciation guide of names and places
DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature-the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
"The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy."
-George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
"Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous."
-Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
"It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words."
-Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
"The characters are real and the magic is true."
-Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice
"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description."
-Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn