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The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tales from Temerant)The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Patrick Rothfuss' new book takes place in the world he created for his Kingkiller chronicles. Fans of which are almost as rabid in their hurry up and write the series as GRRM fans are with a song of fire and ice.

This slim volume is a very different story that that of Kvothe, it's a story of peripheral character Kvothe recalls fondly, a sort of wild girl who lives under the magic university where much of the early part of the story Kvothe has told within the books thus far. The girl Auri appears from what she calls "the Underthing"... The bowels of the ancient school grounds, mostly abandoned. There are only hints in the series as to who she is, why she is there.

In this book We continue to suspect, maybe even know that she was once a student, and that now she lives as the main moving part of the rundown forgotten tunnels, rooms below the school. The language and structure of the story are as airy and robust as Auri herself is with her almost innate sense of where all the list objects she finds should go.

The action is minimal at best, the biggest set piece being the making of soap. Gorgeously written without, much like Auri herself, a beginning, middle or end. You assume the person she is hoping will come visit her is Kvothe, but even that is not explicit.

This small novel is really an interesting bit of character development of a side character in a series. If you want a plot, or even a plot point, this may not be the book for you. But if you are looking for gorgeous prose and character development, and are a fan of the KingKiller books, like me, then I feel this is a must read. Lovely.

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