Book 1 of The Kingkiller trilogy
Fantasy is not my favourite genre, but I was persuaded to read this book by a student who rates, The Name of the Wind, as her all time favourite book, which she has read and re-read. Probably because I don’t often read fantasy novels, and it takes a while to accept the new ‘reality’ of made up languages, countries, kingdoms, and culture, it did take me a while to get into this novel, however, it is worth persevering!
The hero of the story, Kvothe, has a mysterious past, which is slowly revealed, and the action of the story gradually builds in pace and excitement to the conclusion of book one. I was left wanting more, and feeling frustrated that I didn’t yet have all the answers to many puzzles in the story.
This book should definitely appeal to all lovers of a good fantasy novel. If you enjoyed “Harry Potter”, or “The Lord of the Rings”, you’re bound to enjoy this trilogy. It’s probably easier for year 9 students, upwards, to get into this book. Highly recommended.
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