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De naam van de wind / druk 1 (Kronieken van Kvothe (1))

De naam van de wind - Patrick Rothfuss, Lia Belt For information about the author visit http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/index.aspThe book tells 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. As I was searching for a new book the cover of this book caught my attention. I am very picky when it comes to the fantasy genre, my mind does not really work properly when it comes to imagine different worlds and people traveling there. In this book the fact that it is in a world that does not look like the one I live in is not disturbing at all. If you take it out it might just as well be that you read a novel that plays in the middle ages.The book starts out in the 'here and now' a tavern. The things happening already give you a brief introduction that there is much more to the tavern keeper. A big thing in their lives is stories, telling them, listening to them and making them up. One day a writer comes to the tavern saying he knows who the tavern keeper is and if he wants to tell his stories so he can write them down. Kvothe starts telling his stories. This books stops at some point but you know there is much more to know about Kvothe. That is the only frustrating thing about it. You want to continue reading. I was lucky I found the book this late, went out to buy the second one immediately.The language is light, things (that are not of this world) are explained quick without a fuss or that clear that you realize what it is while you read it. It makes the book a friendly read despite the amount of pages.