Five Reasons Why You Should Read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
1. The book has just the right mix of the fantastical and the familiar to make it more accessible to many types of readers.
2. The university is amazing. You can’t go wrong with a magic school! It’s not just for magic, there are so many other things taught there that sound fascinating.
3. But the magic system is so different from anything you’ve ever read. It’s also not referred to as magic, but ‘sympathy’. The user has to work hard, mentally and physically to manage anything; it is demanding, unlike magic systems in many other books and series. More of a scientific take on the usual wands and broomsticks type of magic, often it requires some sort of sacrifice.
4. Fantastic and very well done world building, which is essential in this sort of epic fantasy novel.
5. There are so many mysteries in the book – who Kvothe really is, who Bast is and what he means to Kvothe, what the Chandrain are… and you just have to keep reading to find out. The excuse of ‘one more chapter’ doesn’t work well on this book: chapters are short so you’ll keep telling yourself that until you finish!