The Slow Regard of Silent Things review

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things Review

“The Slow Regard of Silent Things” is a haunting and insightful journey into the world of Auri, adding layers of depth to a beloved character. Patrick Rothfuss’s (still stunning) prose weaves a melancholic yet beautiful narrative that leaves you alone, contemplating the intricacies of the world and solitude. Putting the book down feels like the dying notes of a piano in an empty cave.


  • Insightful character development of Auri
  • Beautiful and poetic prose
  • Offers a different perspective on the Kingkiller Chronicle universe


  • May not appeal to readers looking for a traditional plot-driven story
  • Some readers may find the narrative style repetitive

“The Slow Regard of Silent Things” delves into a typical week in Auri’s life, providing a deep understanding of her character, her motivations, and her unique way of perceiving the world. The book offers a glimpse into Auri’s mind, showcasing her complex relationship with the Underthing and her unwavering dedication to maintaining the proper order of things.

While some readers may find the narrative style repetitive, the book’s focus on character development and the exploration of Auri’s inner world make it a compelling read for those interested in delving deeper into the enigmatic character. Rothfuss’s prose is both evocative and poignant, painting a vivid picture of Auri’s solitary existence and her unwavering commitment to her own set of rules.

Overall, “The Slow Regard of Silent Things” offers a unique and introspective experience, providing valuable insights into Auri’s character and the world she inhabits. It may not be for everyone, but for those intrigued by the enigmatic Auri, this novella is a captivating addition to the Kingkiller Chronicle universe.

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