Epic! There really is no other word to describe the vast scope of this fantastic story. A tale told directly from the one that lived the events. An orphan boy, a street rat, a musician and a magician all in the same person. Kvothe started life in a troupe of travelling performers where he learned the art of entertaining a crowd through acting and music. His whole troupe is killed one day and this event shapes the focus of young Kvothe. No longer does he wish to be a simple trouper, he wants revenge. He wants to go to the University to learn where the killers come from, who they really are, and the magic he needs to know in order to destroy those that killed his whole family.
Fans of the Harry Potter, Eragon, Ranger's Apprentice, and Lord of the Rings series will love this amazing first installment in Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.