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The Name of the Wind


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I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with I 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 9 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.

Date Apr-2007
ISBN13 9780756404741
Publisher Daw
Formats Print / eBook / Audio
Pages 720
Genre Speculative Fiction
Sub-Genres Fantasy, Heroic Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery
People / Creatures Dragons
Awards 2007 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*), 2007 Quill Award -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror (Winner), 2007 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Epic Fantasy Novel (Winner), 2008 Alex Award -- Adult/For Young Adults (Winner), 2007 Library Journal -- Starred Review (*), 2008 Locus Award -- First Novel (Nominee)