Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Twenty-eight of the best fantasy novels ever

One title from Oprah Daily's list of twenty-eight of the best of the best fantasy novels:
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

A chronicler records the story of a washed-up hero turned innkeeper; an orphaned boy named Kvothe who comes from humble beginnings becomes a wizard university’s most talented pupil, attracting enemies with the speed of his rise. Obsessed with escaping poverty and discovering the mystery behind his parents’ murder, Kvothe pushes his luck and talent to the limit. Rothfuss constructs a compelling world with richly detailed economies, cultures, and history that is home to a thrilling story.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1) is among Akemi C. Brodsky's five academic novels that won’t make you want to go back to school, Meghan Ball's eleven top fictional bands in sci-fi & fantasy and ten top fictional educational institutions from SFF books, and Arwen Elys Dayton's five top books about false identities.

My Book, The Movie: The Name of the Wind.

--Marshal Zeringue