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Review: The Slow Regard Of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2.5) by Patrick Rothfuss

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4 out of 5 stars | Goodreads

I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Having recently finally read The Wise Man’s Fear, the second book in the epic Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss, I couldn’t wait to make a start on The Slow Regard Of Silent Things. As much as I love Rothfuss’ series, I thought it would be refreshing to get a different viewpoint, see the story from the point of someone other than Kvothe. I really love Kvothe as a character, but I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time with him, as each book clocks in at almost 1000 pages.

Auri’s story is definitely something new. It’s not so much a new perspective on Kvothe’s tale, as Kvothe himself does not make an appearance, but it was fascinating nonetheless to hear from someone else in Kvothe’s world. Despite being book number 2.5, you could probably read this one after either book, but definitely not without having read at least The Name of the Wind. It makes the assumption that you already know Auri (or really, why would you have picked the book up?), at least as well as a reader can know her. Auri is another character that I’ve always loved within the series – she has that aura of mystery that actually somehow still remains, even after reading this book.

I always had a sense that Auri knows more than anyone else, and just doesn’t let on, and The Slow Regard of Silent Things only makes me more sure of this. She may be the only character in the book, but the inanimate objects seem to come to life the moment they come into contact with her, as if she breathes life into everything she touches. It says so much about Patrick Rothfuss’ writing that he can make a story about a young girl going about her rather peculiar day-to-day activities into something so fascinating and delightful.

If you’re worried that this book will reveal too much about Auri and who she is, then there is no need – it is a wonderful insight into the life of Auri that somehow leaves her more of a mystery than ever, and that’s what I really like about it.

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6 thoughts on “Review: The Slow Regard Of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicles #2.5) by Patrick Rothfuss”

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this one. I got an autographed copy of the U.S. edition from my brother-in-law for Christmas. Thanks for doing such a great job with a non-spoiler review!

    Auri is one of my favorite characters in the series, will be nice to spend more time with her.

    1. No problem, I never want to put spoilers in my reviews because I always hope they’ll help people make their minds up about whether they want to read that specific book or not.

  2. Great review, glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I really need to bump up the Kingkiller chronicles on my to-read pile this year, I’ve been meaning to but it keeps getting bumped down :3

    Btw, I moved domain urls some time ago (from caffeinatedlife.net); you can find me at eclectictales.com now πŸ˜‰

    1. You really really do, such a wonderful series! ❀

      Ooh thanks for updating me, I've kind of been out of touch since I started my Masters 😦

  3. Never read any of the other books in the series just Slow Regard, but I loved it, didn’t get lost or confused or befuddled! It was fun! Hope he writes another like this one day, some day!

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