The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

The Name of the WindIt’s been a long time since I’ve read a book like this. When I was in high school I read quite a bit of David Eddings work. While I can’t compare works, there was a feeling–something of magic, of growth, exploration, education. A mystery to be solved and great works to be had. This took me to that feeling, that place and I really had a good time there. I am a sucker for magic, theory crafted worlds, and secrets.

A world with old stories. Old magic. New magics. Names that control. Sleeping minds that know. Petty arguments and dramas to unfold. All narrated from the present to the past with a host of characters to keep you busy. It’s not too heavy in the GMRR fashion but it’s not bubble gum either.

Lastly, I must add I had a real love for the way language was used. It was deeply descriptive, emotional, evocative. It brought me in and held me to a moment. I wouldn’t call it poetic but it had poetic license.

Enjoy the read, I certainly did.