The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller #1)

Kote is a quiet innkeeper, a stranger in a new land, living day to day for his work. However, Kote is anything but ordinary. He is the single greatest magician of his time, Kvothe the Great. Fleeing from his past, he decides to throw away his background and live incognito- that is until a tale spinner finds him and upsets his new found life.