Review + Giveaway: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Review + Giveaway: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick RothfussThe Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Series: Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5
Published by Penguin Books on November 17th 2015
ISBN: 9780756411329
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

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.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

drey’s thoughts:

Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things is not your normal fantasy read, even for a novella. There’s no plot, for one thing. There’s no good-vs-evil tension and drama and fight to the death to save the world. And there’s only one character.

Of course, that one character is a favorite from Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle – Auri, the otherworldly sprite who shows up for moonlit rooftop chats with Kvothe, and I quite enjoyed this visit.

I’ll be frank. Auri’s not everyone’s cup of tea. She’s a bit “off” really. A bit crazy/loony, a bit obsessive, a bit magical, and a lot interesting. And a story with just Auri? If you’re a fan, pick up The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Just don’t expect anyone else to show up. And if you’ve not met Auri yet, pick up The Slow Regard of Silent Things to meet her. She’ll stick with you longer than you’d expect.

drey’s rating: Outstanding!

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About Patrick Rothfuss

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Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree. Patrick then went to grad school. He’d rather not talk about it.

In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of awards, and become a bestseller in several countries.

After a great deal of work and a few raised eyebrows from his patient editor, Wise Man’s Fear came out in March 2011, hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. A companion novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things followed in 2014, hitting #2.

When not working on his writing, Pat plays with his children, makes mead, and runs Worldbuilders, a geek-centered charity which raises money for Heifer International.


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