Well, we don’t have the third book in Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy as yet. But we do have, to savor slowly, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a short book featuring Auri, one of the most alluring characters in The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear.
I was going to say it was ‘about’ Auri. But it seems to be about so many things. It’s clearly about Kvothe, the hero / protagonist of those first two books of the trilogy. It’s also about the Underthing, the catacombs (sort of) beneath the University. It’s about Auri’s understanding of relationships between time and space, between organic and inorganic, between still lifes of one kind and another, and how those can shift over time and space.
And we are left waiting on Kvothe. And wondering if the nearly-living ruins are the remainder of our world, or perhaps another.