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The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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ISBN13: 9780756410438
ISBN10: 0756410436
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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, featuring one of the most beloved characters from Rothfuss acclaimed fantasy series.

Review:

"As seamless and lyrical as a song...This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"Reminiscent in scope of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and similar in feel to the narrative tour de force of The Arabian Nights, this masterpiece of storytelling will appeal to lovers of fantasy on a grand scale." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Synopsis:

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 Auris life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auris 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 Chronicles 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.

About the Author

Patrick Rothfuss currently lives in central Wisconsin where he teaches at the local university. Patrick loves words, laughs often, and dabbles in alchemy. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, was a 2007 Quill Award winner and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have also appeared on NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus' Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels list. He can be found at patrickrothfuss.com.

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Anne-Marie, February 20, 2015 (view all comments by Anne-Marie)
What a sweet little book. A glimpse into a character from Rothfuss' larger epic tale, this is not so much a story as it is a beautifully worded time out, a moment in time away from the major characters in the Kingkiller stories. The title, "the slow regard of silent things" is very apt, and describes how to read the book-- slowly, with thought, admiring it's slow beauty. It deserves to be read on paper.
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Erinwithans, January 21, 2015 (view all comments by Erinwithans)
There's no real plot to this, and I found I didn't mind. Auri is a delightful character to spend some time with (far more, I think, than Kvothe, in fact), and the feel one gets for the character over this short novella is worth the brief investment it takes to read it. The writing has some beautiful turns of phrase that stick with you, and the story, plot or no, is enchanting.
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Jennie C, October 30, 2014 (view all comments by Jennie C)
This book is kind of a funny little thing - there's no real plot; it's told in the third person but also reminiscent of stream of consciousness; it's strikingly poetic but undeniably prose; it only has one (animate) character (but several inanimate individuals drawn with unparalleled depth and emotion); and said character is either completely mad or the sanest one of us all.

And despite - because of - all that, it's also best book I've read all year. All several years, in fact. It has all the things I love about Pat's books - beautiful use of language, compelling characterizations, and a way of looking at the world that is both remarkably original and stunningly accurate. It took me two nights to read this book, not because it was long or difficult, but because I was enjoying it so much that I wanted to have more time to savor the voice, rich detail, and imagery - and when I did finish it, I found myself compelled to promptly flip back re-read my favorite passages.

You do need to have read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear to understand the world in which this story takes place and the place of the main character therein - but then, if you're a fan of epic fantasy (and all around great literature), you need to read those books, anyway.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756410438
Author:
Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher:
Daw Books
Author:
Rothfuss, Patrick
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 176 pages Daw Books - English 9780756410438 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As seamless and lyrical as a song...This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative
"Review" by , "Reminiscent in scope of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and similar in feel to the narrative tour de force of The Arabian Nights, this masterpiece of storytelling will appeal to lovers of fantasy on a grand scale."
"Synopsis" by ,
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 Auris life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auris 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 Chronicles 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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