The Name of the Wind is the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicle.
Kvothe - the most notorious wizard in the world.
The Chronicler - Devan Lochees, a historian
Bast - a Faerie who is a student and friend of Kvothe
Ambrose - Kvothe's rival
Denna - Kvothe's love
The Chandrian - Group of 7 demons
Haliax - Leader of the Chandrian
Cinder - Member of the Chandrian
The system of magic used in the Name of the Wind is called Sympathy.