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The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
  

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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A strangely wonderful and completely compelling novella that speaks directly to your soul. This is different, very different and it's not often that an author starts a foreword with "you might not want to buy this book…”. Rothfuss believes it’s best to have read his first two books in ‘The Kingkiller Chronicles’, otherwise you may find yourself perplexed and a little lost. However, if you are the sort of person who has chatted to inanimate objects, avoided the obvious and listened carefully to silence, you could read this as a surprising and remarkable standalone piece. Set in the Underthing of the University from ‘The Name of the Wind’, we are entirely alone with Auri. Auri is a beautiful, simple and utterly complex character, it feels like a privilege to be initiated into her a secret world, one that even if you were there, you may not see unless from her eyes. It is true, even those who have read his first two books may find themselves lost, but if you can settle into the writing, the style, the feel… and connect with it, you may just fall in love with this special, moving and quite, quite adorable little book. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Patrick Rothfuss you might also like to read books by George R R Martin, Robin Hobb and Steven Erikson.

Synopsis

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all lives Auri. Formerly a student at the University, now Auri spends her days tending the world around her. She has learned that some mysteries are best left settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so treasured by the University, 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 rich, atmospheric and lyrical tale, featuring one of the most beloved characters from Rothfuss' acclaimed fantasy series.

Reviews

Praise for Patrick Rothfuss:

'As seamless and lyrical as a song... This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence.'

- Publishers Weekly

'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

'It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words.... Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes...he'll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song.'

-Ursula K LeGuin

'The Wise Man's Fear is a beautiful book to read. Masterful prose, a sense of cohesion to the storytelling, a wonderful sense of pacing.... There is beauty to Pat's writing that defies description.'

-Brandon Sanderson

'Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.' -Terry Brooks

'[Rothfuss is] the great new fantasy writer we've been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book.'

-Orson Scott Card

'As with all very best books in our field, it's not the fantasy trappings (as wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss.'

-Tad Williams

'This is an extremely immersive story set in a flawlessly constructed world and told extremely well.'

-Jo Walton, Tor.com

'It is the best book I have read it years, fantasy or otherwise.... The world is so deep, the stakes are so high, the characters so real, the mysteries so magical, the magic so mysterious, the plot so twisty...every day you haven't read it is a day in your life that could be better.' -Hank Green

'This fast-moving, vivid, and unpretentious debut roots.'

-itsn

About the Author

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Patrick Rothfuss

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9781473209329

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