There is a legend of a man of many names, of many talents. A musician, beggar, thief, student, alchemist and assassin. He is Maedre. He is E’lir – the clever one – he is Shadicar, Lightfinger and Six-String. But he is best known as Kvothe. Kvothe the Bloodless. Kvothe the Arcane. Kvothe Kingkiller.