Saturday, April 12, 2014

~K~ is for Kvothe

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~K~ is for Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Kvothe is such a complex, human character. Despite his charm and good looks, he is so painfully arrogant. Though he means well, he gets himself into such trouble because of this serious flaw. I loved Kvothe. And I love that he is telling the story. Patrick Rothfuss has such a beautiful way with words. I love everything about the story. The artistry with which it's written, the vibrant and well developed fantasy world, and the very 3 dimensional characters.

Have you checked out my debut novella?!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


Morgan said...

Oooo… I LOVE characters like Kvothe… he is the reason why I love to read! LOL. ;)

SJ Begonja said...

I am not normally into the sci fi type of books... but now you may have me converted to read about Kvothe. Stopping by from #AtoZChallnge