DAW Books has just announced a November 4, 2014 publication date for The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a new novella set in the world of Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy series!
According to the announcement:
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is set at The University, where the brightest minds work to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Auri, a former student (and a secondary but influential character from Rothfuss’s earlier novels) now lives alone beneath the sprawling campus in a maze of ancient and abandoned passageways. There in The Underthing, she feels her powers and learns to see the truths that science—and her former classmates—have overlooked.
This announcement lines up with revelations from Rothfuss’ Reddit AMA in January 2014, which detailed a new novella focused on Bast, as well as two others in progress involving Auri and Laniel Young-Again.
The Bast-centric story “The Lightning Tree” will debut in Rogues, the new fantasy anthology out from George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois on June 17th. The Slow Regard of Silent Things will be a standalone release from DAW Books and will debut in hardcover for $18.95.