The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

By Patrick Rothfuss

  • Release Date: 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4
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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.


  • I Love Auri

    By mm92585
    This book is not for everyone. It's for those who fell in love with The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear, and most importantly Auri. If this is you. Jump in. I can't wait to see how Auri is featured in Door of Stone.
  • Pass on this

    By Can't wait to eat
    Needless to say when this popped up I was really excited as the first two books were great. The best way to explain this book is that the publisher pushed the writer into coming up with something to appease his fans. I kept reading, hoping something would happen, it didn't. Do not waste your time, it's like going to the dentist for 4 hours.
  • Soothing

    By Rubbish_GR
    Out of the ordinary, but in it's own way both charming & beautiful.
  • Came for the Soap, Stayed for the Story

    By atsjj
    If you aren’t wanting the detailed backstory of a girl who says this, “Bad enough to be a lettuce. How awful to think you are a lettuce too.” Then you should probably skip this book... I’m so glad that this story was published and I got an opportunity to live a week in Auri’s head. It would have been a shame for it to end up on cheap 8-1/2x11 printer stock and a fading HP ink cartridge, relegated to the bottom of some box. It was fantastic and if you’re a fan of Auri, there’s probably a good chance you’ll enjoy it, if not outright love it.
  • Wonderful

    By 1 star too much
    Lovely short story about Auri. It elevates her from a curiosity to full fledged character. Don't expect Kovthe to make an appearance though. It's a solo show.
  • Too much

    By Jeff.whorton73
    For a short story. No thanx.
  • I'll save you some time

    By Thegr8brandonian
    Auri attributes emotions to random objects and moves them around in the underthing. That is it.
  • Auri is our secret self

    By Aged, Not Rotted
    Inside most of us is an Auri. Sometimes not as sweet, but most always firmly commenting on our daily rituals. The author has word-captured the mist. I need more than a week in Auri's world.
  • From a fledgling reader of Rothfuss.

    By 37294518
    Before I say anything else, let me tell you that at the time that I read this book I had never read The Name of the Wind, or The Wise Man's Fear. But for me at least, that did not dull my experience in the slightest. Of course there were things that vaguely confused me, and there were subtle details that I didn't fully understand because I had no larger universe to place them in, but I was content to accept the mysteries and read on. This book was recommended by a very good friend of mine who told me, "If you want to experience something unlike anything you've ever read, then you need to read The Slow Regard of Silent Things." I found this book to be exactly as she had described it: something unlike anything I'd ever experienced. It is what I would call a 'character study.' What that might mean to other people, I have no idea. But I mean that this book is nothing else. Hard to describe, but if you've read the book, you'll know what I mean. The beauty of Auri's innermost thoughts was the centerpiece of this book, and the story was peopled by no one else. Yet somehow the very lack of characters was what made the book so compelling. Every word was incredibly intimate, heart warming, peaceful, but somehow achingly lonely. This book was beautiful. I have no higher praise to give.
  • Terrible

    By Is this taken 2
    Let me start by saying, I love The King Killer Chronicles. I have read each of the King Killer series and was desperate for something to quench my thirst while we wait for the next book. That aside, this was probably the worst thing I have ever read in my life. Each page was worse than the last. I really have no idea what this book even is other than nonsense.