A companion novella to Patrick Rothfuss’ bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels, THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm.
Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways. In the heart of this cavernous maze is a young woman named Auri, who calls this Underthing her home.
Formerly a student at the University, Auri now spends her days tending to the world around her. She knows that some mysteries are better settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so trusted by those above her, Auri sees beyond the surface of things, into subtle dangers and hidden names.
At once joyous and haunting, THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS is a richly atmospheric and lyrical tale that is narrated by Patrick himself and featuring one of the most beloved characters from his acclaimed fantasy series.
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The writing by Patrick Rothfuss is as exquisite as ever. The number of beautiful metaphors, the authenticity of Auri's voice and the emotions that the story evokes are as strong as we'd expect
Marc Alpin, Fantasy Faction
The Slow Regard of Silent Thingsis a charming, if rather melancholic tale, that leaves the reader feeling rather sad that it has finished
It is wonderfully written, the prose verging on poetic in places...There's a sense that Rothfuss has chosen every one of those words with great care and precision, using them to tell a story that's lyrical, heart-felt and unique
This book is worth the excitement and frantic scrabbling of pages; it's worth waiting to get to know Auri that little bit better, to step further into her world and see how she survives. Anything Rothfuss-related is a must-read, whether it be an epic novel, a short story or a novella, and The Slow Regard of Silent Things is no exception.
For those who have read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, this is an absolute must read.
an incredibly rewarding read, for an avid reader it's like taking a reading holiday - the differences are a breath of fresh air.
I really loved this story and It made me fall in love with Auri even more....it really is a very special book and It is one I am going to revisit again and again.