Teaser Tuesdays: The Name of the Wind


I am almost close to the end of this book and while it started off slow, it’s really picked up the pace and if you ignore comparisons to A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s a really terrific Fantasy read, and I love the main character Kvothe who describes himself as follows:

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.

~ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • Linda P

    I’ve wanted to read this one for a while. Maybe next year!

  • Oh he does sound like he has an imposing character – thanks for visiting my TT 🙂

  • That sounds interesting.

    I have two teasers today from Veronica Roth’s YA dystopian “Divergent” series:


    • Nishita

      @pdw965:disqus that is a series I’ve always wanted to read. Will definitely make time for it soon.

  • Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    He sounds like an awesome character! Great teaser.

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  • Sandra Nachlinger

    Sounds like a scary character with a huge ego. I like the book’s haunting cover and its title. I think I’d enjoy this story.

    My Tuesday post features THE LITTLEST COWBOY.

    • Nishita

      @sandranachlinger:disqus LOL, yes, he does sound hugely egoistic doesn’t he? But overall in the book, he is quite a nice guy.

  • Now that is a confident character. And some fantastic writing. I’ve been told many times I need to read this, perhaps I should move it up on my TBR pile. Great pick!!

    My teasers this week are from Boxers & Saints.

    • Nishita

      @kerry_o_donnell:disqus it’s a big book though, and the first of a series. It’s a big commitment!

  • Greg Hill

    I haven’t read this although I started it once, and fell away- maybe the slow start got me. I should try it again… I’ve heard lots of good things!

  • Karyn Bowman

    “A slightly different smile, like there’s some joke going on just to the side of me.”

    Dawn Tripp, Game of Secrets

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    Okay, now you have definitely piqued my interest. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine:


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