Book Review

The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss

Book Title: The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicles
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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Star Rating: gold stargold stargold stargold stargold star

Not your ordinary novella. If you’re a fan of the Kingkiller Chronicle you may enjoy this book. It’s definitely different, but in a very good way. It doesn’t serve to further the Kvothe story, what it does do is adds extra dimension to the world and characters. One character in particular, Auri. I loved her in the original storyline and I’m very happy to see more about what her life is like down in the Underthing, as well as her motivations. This novella gives just the barest hints of her background and her potential for real power, but as you read you come to understand just how damaged an individual she is. Her obsessions and perceptions of the world around her are exceptionally insighful. It deserves a re-read because I am sure there are so many nuggets of info hidden in this story that will affect the larger plot of Kingkiller Chronicle. I really enjoyed it. I love Auri just a little bit more for reading it.

Bonus link: Tor’s extensive re-read of The Kingkiller Chronicles is found here. Read the books then follow the re-read to really benefit from the details layered into the novels & novella.
Spotify Song for this book: Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

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