The Slow Regard of Silent Things
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.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.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This is a strange story about Auri, a sweet but conflicted young woman. The author plunges us into a glaucus universe, dark and secret, ‘the under-world’ a subterranean labyrinth under the abandoned city. No dialogue, a sustained and detailed rhythm of street noises, inanimate objects which have a soul, mirrors, perfumes… Auri saunters in these confined spaces of forsaken comfort, waiting for the return of Kvothe, in order to leave the city. A captivating and imaginative novel.