"It was night again, the Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts."
The first silence
A hollow echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking:
- The lack of horses stabled
- The lack of a crowd staying at the inn
- The lack of music
The second silence
A small frightened silence which added to the larger hollow one. Caused by a man huddled in his bed who lay awake in the dark. It made an alloy of sorts, a harmony.
The third silence
You might feel it in the thick stone walls of the empty tap room, the metal of the sword that hung behind the bar, and in the unforgotten memoir.
For further clarification see A Silence of Three Parts
|Chapters in The Kingkiller Chronicle|
|The Name of the Wind||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. A Place for Demons ▪ 2. A Beautiful Day ▪ 3. Wood and Word ▪ 4. Halfway to Newarre ▪ 5. Notes ▪ 6. The Price of Remembering ▪ 7. Of Beginnings and the Names of Things ▪ 8. Thieves, Heretics, and Whores ▪ 9. Riding in the Wagon with Ben ▪ 10. Alar and Several Stones ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|
|The Wise Man's Fear||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. Apple and Elderberry ▪ 2. Holly ▪ 3. Luck ▪ 4. Tar and Tin ▪ 5. The Eolian ▪ 6. Love ▪ 7. Admissions ▪ 8. Questions ▪ 9. A Civil Tongue ▪ 10. Being Treasured ▪ 152. Elderberry ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|