This week on the blog (the first of 2018), we’re going to talk about one of our favourite things in any fantasy story – the signs of Evil.
This week we’re going to talk about Nick’s favourite part of the whole book: the rhyme about Lady Lackless that Kvothe recites on Pages 85-86 of The Name of the Wind.
In this sequence, Kvothe (and us, the people) get our first look under the hood at the principles and inner workings of Sympathy – one of the main fantastical elements of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Abenthy was introduced a few pages ago, but it’s in this week’s episodes that he and Kvothe begin their friendship.
This week we get a sense of what life is like for Kvothe’s roving troupe of Edema Ruh, we meet one of Kvothe’s many tutors, and we’re also introduced to a recurring theme of The Name of the Wind: prejudice.