Summary: “My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I have 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 the day. I have talked to God’s, 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…Read more.
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Patrick Rothfuss: The Kingkiller Chronicles Audio Book Summary
Kingkiller Chronicles is a saga of fantastic literature, written by Patrick Rothfuss. The names of his titles are: The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear and The Doors of Stone.
The third work is yet to be published, however, it is expected to be released in 2017, fans around the world are already looking forward to it, with their predecessors already selling more than 10 million copies.
The trilogy, deals with the adventures of a magician, musician, hero, assassin who has become a character of legend.
The first installment, The Name of the Wind presents us to Kvothe; One who tries to spend living in an inn; However, when he meets “The chronicler”, a scribe who intends to know the life of extraordinary characters. This convinces him so that for the first time and within a span of three days, tell his unusual story and clear all doubts about its existence that has formed through rumors and stories of tavern.
Kvothe is the son of the director of a caravan of itinerant artists (acrobats, musicians, storytellers, dancers). It is in one of the localities through which the caravan passes where Kvothe meets Abenthy, an old magician who with his prowess inspires him to want to become a master of Magicians and to develop his innate talent.
One day, returning to the caravan after a walk in the woods, he finds that they have all been killed by sinister and legendary creatures. He goes into the forest in fear for a long time; In which somewhat by his actions and another by what is rumored about him; Is becoming a legend.
The narrative is divided into two spheres of time. The first, present with everything that happens when Kvothe and the chronicler meet, told in third person; And the second with the evocations that the character makes of his past starting from his childhood.
The Wise Man’s Fear is the number two installment of the trilogy which is the immediate continuation of The Name of the Wind. On this occasion, the author leads us to unravel in a deeper way the history of Kvothe, allows to know more in depth his character, his interests, his feelings, his internal conflicts and some grudges. He himself continues to recount his journey, demystifying the events attributed to him when rumors of taverns magnify his exploits. Kvothe surprises and intrigues us with the narrative of his life, his love for Denna, his thirst for revenge and all his adventures.
The first chapters of the book are spatially situated in the years of Kvothe University from which to go and embark on the journey to the kingdom of Vintas, at that moment, the rhythm of history seems to accelerate taking us through all sorts of scenarios in the Which are independent memoirs that make sense under a general plot
Both The Wise Man’s Fear and The Name of the Wind maintain an unprecedented level of fantastic narrative. Patrick Rothfuss is consolidated as a magnificent storyteller with a truly amazing inventive ability.
Now, we are waiting for the book The Doors of Stone that will surely close with gold finish this fantastic saga.