"But how awful would that be? How terrible to live surrounded by the stark, sharp, hollowness of things that simply were enough?”
The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 2.5
I ordered this at the same time I ordered "A Wise Man's Fear". While I wasn't planning on bringing it on my honeymoon with me (as I did with "A Wise Man's Fear"), I was aware that the story followed Auri, a character from the Kingkiller Chronicles that I was more than willing to learn more about.
Auri is a mysterious pixie of a character who lives beneath the University. Little is known of Auri's origins. She was at one point a student of the university. She lives in the "Underthing", often keeping herself tucked away in her own little world. In the Kingkiller Chronicles, Kvothe befriends her by luring her from the Underthing with music. The pair often exchange gifts when Kvothe visits her. In this novella, Auri knowsthat Kvothe will be visiting in seven days, and she sets out on a quest to find three perfect gifts.
This novella was adorable and the illustrations were enchanting. Patrick Rothfuss included the story of how the novella came to be, along with a warning that you might not like this book. It is a very peculiar little story, but then again, Auri is a peculiar girl. No "sensible" story would have been right for her.