Slow Regard of Silent Things: A Kingkiller Chronicle Novella (Kingkiller Chronicles), The

Patrick Rothfuss
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.   Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.   The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows....   In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.


Reviewed: 2017-01-29
1.5 stars

As Rothfuss said in his afterword, this book simply was not for me. (Though I do identify as a lonely, broken person who doesn't belong and is full of heart-hurt. And I really like Auri. This story just didn't feel magical to me.)
Reviewed: 2016-06-16
Reviewed: 2015-12-28

I love Patrick Rothfuss and I will probably read everything he ever publishes.  I also really like the character of Auri.  This book is not an easy read though, and it really doesn't tell any kind of story.  But it's still beautiful in it's own way.  It fits...or Auri fits her story.  At the very least it provides an interesting insight into Auri and helps readers understand her a bit better.  

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