“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a woman love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.” – Kvothe (The Name of the Wind)
One of my favorite quotes from the first book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. This series of posts, which I have titled “Adventures With An Arcanist”, will all deal with the world that Rothfuss has created within the Kingkiller Chronicles.
While I have posts planned that will look at certain characters, plots, or ideas within the world, I’ve decided to start with my thoughts on the first book itself. This post will be a bit longer than the others, with the exclusion of the post for the second (and third) book. If you have not had the privilege of reading this book, fear not; I will keep the majority of this free of major spoilers. After a certain point, however, I will give a warning and talk about some of my favorite scenes.
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