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message 1: by Tammie (new)

Tammie What I liked about this is that we get to know and understand how Auri's mind works. I would like to know more of her backstory too though. I also loved the illustrations.


message 2: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Tammie wrote: "What I liked about this is that we get to know and understand how Auri's mind works. I would like to know more of her backstory too though. I also loved the illustrations."

I really wish we could find out more of her backstory Tammie, that was my expectation of this novella :(
Like you, I really loved the illustrations though, they're gorgeous!


message 3: by Niki Hawkes (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller Backstory was my expectation too. I wasn't as kind in reviewing this novella as I could have been. It really let me down!


message 4: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Niki Hawkes wrote: "Backstory was my expectation too. I wasn't as kind in reviewing this novella as I could have been. It really let me down!"

Me too Niki! I agree with you! I love Auri, it's really a pity that all we get from this novella is this :(


message 5: by Niki Hawkes (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller If we don't learn more in the third book, I'm going to be very disappointed. She's such a cool character!


message 6: by Warda (new)

Warda I couldn't even finish this novella. I really enjoyed her story in the actual books. But this was so annoying to read lol


message 7: by Colleen (new)

Colleen This is why I rarely read in between novellas! They are kind of like deleted movie scenes: if you couldn't fit it in the book/movie then it probably got cut for a reason! And because I see a lot of publishers pushing these out to make more money and tide fans over until the next book comes out. But they rarely add anything noteworthy.


message 8: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Niki Hawkes wrote: "If we don't learn more in the third book, I'm going to be very disappointed. She's such a cool character!"

I agree with you Niki! well I haven't finished WMF but from what I read so far, Rothfuss has a LOT to address in Doors of Stone that the bigger chance is that it will be a disappointment to a lot of people.

Warda wrote: "I couldn't even finish this novella. I really enjoyed her story in the actual books. But this was so annoying to read lol"

No worries Warda, it's totally understandable. If you don't like since the first part, you won't grow to like it by the end, believe me I tried. :p


message 9: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Colleen wrote: "This is why I rarely read in between novellas! They are kind of like deleted movie scenes: if you couldn't fit it in the book/movie then it probably got cut for a reason! And because I see a lot of..."

Well said Colleen!! Up until now, there's only a few novella that I found worthwhile to read, Emperor's Souls, Edgedancer and Secret History, all by Brandon Sanderson cause they actually provide a huge amount of information to the character and storyline. I guess in general novellas just doesn't sit right for me, they're too short for me to get attached and most of the time like you said, is just a cash grab.


message 10: by Caleb (new)

Caleb M. This book was not for me either. It was one big, jumbled, chaotic mess. With that being said, it also shows Rothfuss's skill as a writer. He seems to be able to change prose like it doesn't even bother him. You could gibe this book to someone who read King killer and tell them this was written by a fan and they would believe you if you didn't know it already existed. He is just gifted.


message 11: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Caleb wrote: "This book was not for me either. It was one big, jumbled, chaotic mess. With that being said, it also shows Rothfuss's skill as a writer. He seems to be able to change prose like it doesn't even bo..."

I know what you mean Caleb. Can't say I disagree with what you said there, the writing is different from his main series, like he mentioned in the beginning of the book but it's still great.


message 12: by Skylar (new)

Skylar Phelps Well said, Petrik. I usually try to rate and review books according to the book's purpose and how it fulfills the promises it makes. For example some books are meant to be entertaining, some insightful, and others exist to make you laugh. This book, I felt had no purpose and that's why I couldn't get into it.


message 13: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Skylar wrote: "Well said, Petrik. I usually try to rate and review books according to the book's purpose and how it fulfills the promises it makes. For example some books are meant to be entertaining, some insigh..."

Thank you Skylar! I agree with you but I think for me most of all, the important part of my review is my enjoyment factor of the book, which honestly I can't find here. :/


message 14: by Charley (new)

Charley Robson I'm with you on the pointlessness front. Like, there were cool moments? But ... yeah, there was a lot of promising buildup for no real payoff. Disappointing. Here's hoping it's not an omen of books to come... whenever they do come that is :P


message 15: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Charley wrote: "I'm with you on the pointlessness front. Like, there were cool moments? But ... yeah, there was a lot of promising buildup for no real payoff. Disappointing. Here's hoping it's not an omen of books..."

Don't count on it coming soon Charley! XD


message 16: by Charley (new)

Charley Robson I wasn't going to. But I can dream! I can dream, dammit!


Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ So are you saying maybe Rothfuss wrote this one himself & didn't have his sweatshop workers do it? HAHAH great review love I'm sorry this one wasn't great for you! <3


message 18: by Celeste (new)

Celeste Great review, my dear! This book was indeed an odd one.


message 19: by ☽Luna☾ (new)

☽Luna☾ Great review precious ! I'm so sorry it wasn't that good >.<


message 20: by Alan-Without-Poe (new)

Alan-Without-Poe This rating breaks my heart, I loved this book so badly.


message 21: by Alan-Without-Poe (new)

Alan-Without-Poe And then I read the comments on this post, please someone invent a time machine.


message 22: by Petrik (new)

Petrik ☽Luna☾ wrote: "Great review precious ! I'm so sorry it wasn't that good >.<"

Thanks Sarah. Yeah this novella s a miss fot me.

Celeste wrote: "Great review, my dear! This book was indeed an odd one."

Thanks my dear! It was way too weird!! XD


message 23: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ wrote: "So are you saying maybe Rothfuss wrote this one himself & didn't have his sweatshop workers do it? HAHAH great review love I'm sorry this one wasn't great for you! <3"

Hahahaha thank you Mary! Rothfuss actually said is his endnkte "i break a sweat" and i remember you!! :D


message 24: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Alan, but please, feel free to call me Ragnar Lothbrok wrote: "This rating breaks my heart, I loved this book so badly."

Haha i'm glad that you love the book Alan but dont be sad, no book can work for everyone! :)


message 25: by TS (new)

TS Chan Great review! I'd probably enjoy reading this more than the book (which I decided NOT to read).

I almost bathe this book with a soap during that section.
--> LOL!!


message 26: by Petrik (new)

Petrik TS wrote: "Great review! I'd probably enjoy reading this more than the book (which I decided NOT to read).

I almost bathe this book with a soap during that section.
--> LOL!!"


Thank you TS! Haha glad you find that part amusing! Oh believe me don't read this one, I know you're going to hate it! :D


message 27: by TS (new)

TS Chan I found this amusing too!

I do love and took care of my possessions REALLY carefully and I find her behavior on this subject really relatable (I don’t kiss my stuffs though)

I do hug my books sometimes though. :P


message 28: by Petrik (new)

Petrik TS wrote: "I found this amusing too!

I do love and took care of my possessions REALLY carefully and I find her behavior on this subject really relatable (I don’t kiss my stuffs though)

I do hug my books som..."


Hey me too!! I don't think I can get through a day now without feeling a physical book, the feel of those pages give me life! and don't forget book sniffing! :p


message 29: by TS (new)

TS Chan Hahahahaha! Yes! Book sniffing, cover and page stroking, oh erm..


message 30: by Petrik (new)

Petrik TS wrote: "Hahahahaha! Yes! Book sniffing, cover and page stroking, oh erm.."

ermmmmm xD


message 31: by James (new)

James Tivendale I preferred this to the actual series by a mile. Good review though, dude :)


message 32: by Petrik (new)

Petrik James wrote: "I preferred this to the actual series by a mile. Good review though, dude :)"

This doesn't really work for me honestly. Thanks man


message 33: by Alan-Without-Poe (new)

Alan-Without-Poe Petrik wrote: "Alan, but please, feel free to call me Ragnar Lothbrok wrote: "This rating breaks my heart, I loved this book so badly."

Haha i'm glad that you love the book Alan but dont be sad, no book can work..."


Oh, I already knew that. But that doesn't avoid the fact that it makes me feel a little sad the amount of people who dislike this fantastic book. It's like when arrives the day when one of our loved ones dies. We know that sooner or later this day would come. This knowledge doesn´t save us from the deeply pain.


message 34: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Alan, but please, feel free to call me Ragnar Lothbrok wrote: "Petrik wrote: "Alan, but please, feel free to call me Ragnar Lothbrok wrote: "This rating breaks my heart, I loved this book so badly."

Haha i'm glad that you love the book Alan but dont be sad, n..."


That's.... really well said Alan xD


message 35: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Yeah, if you're looking for plot or more of the same as NOTW or WMF this is not for you. But I adored it for what it was... I actually read it twice, which is super rare for me.


message 36: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Bethany wrote: "Yeah, if you're looking for plot or more of the same as NOTW or WMF this is not for you. But I adored it for what it was... I actually read it twice, which is super rare for me."

Exactly Bethany! I just wish there's more background to Auri. I'm glad that you love this novella! :D


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