“No one writes about stories like Pat Rothfuss. How the right story at
right time can change the world, how the teller can shape a
This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling
series, The Kingkiller Chronicle—a masterful epic fantasy saga that has
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
To see some of the gorgeous illustrations inside, check out Pat's blog posts here and here!
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of
ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the
sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.
Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of
Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story
offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a
chance to learn things that only Auri knows....
In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller
Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The
Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a
In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the
truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the
way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor
of his family, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman
no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe.
Now, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life
can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
My name is Kvothe, pronounced nearly the same as "quothe." Names are important as they tell
you a great deal about a person. I've had more names than anyone has a right to.
The Adem call me Maedre. Which, depending on how it's spoken, can mean The Flame, The
Thunder, or The Broken Tree.
"The Flame" is obvious if you've ever seen me. I have red hair, bright. If I had been born a
couple of hundred years ago I would probably have been burned as a demon. I keep it short
but it's unruly. When left to its own devices, it sticks up and makes me look as if I have
been set afire.
"The Thunder" I attribute to a strong baritone and a great deal of stage training at an
I've never thought of "The Broken Tree" as very significant. Although in retrospect, I
suppose it could be considered at least partially prophetic.
My first mentor called me E'lir because I was clever and I knew it. My first real lover
called me Dulator because she liked the sound of it. I have been called Shadicar,
Lightfinger, and Six-String. I have been called Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and
Kvothe Kingkiller. I have earned those names. Bought and paid for them.
But I was brought up as Kvothe. My father once told me it meant "to know."
I have, of course, been called many other things. Most of them uncouth, although very few
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 the tale of Kvothe from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to
years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet
successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will
come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician,
and an infamous assassin. But The Name of the Wind is so much more for the
story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.