Sword and Citadel (The Book of the New Sun, Vol. 2)

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Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est. This edition contains the second two volumes of this four volume novel, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch.

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Part of the Fantasy Masterworks series; ‘[Gene Wolfe’s] most intricate and personal work...it is central to any full attempt to understand his other novels, his sense of the great painfulness of any shaped life, or his methods in general’ The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; ‘A tricky, evil, deep and remarkable novel’ Neil Gaiman; ‘Gene Wolfe is unique. If there were forty or fifty of this first-rate author - no, let’s be reasonable and ask Higher Authorities for only four or five - American Literature as a whole would be enormously enriched’ Chicago Sun-Times; ‘May be his finest. Intricately told.... [its] implications are complexly appalling’ The Encyclopedia of Fantasy; a spellbinding, brilliantly imaginative tour de force, it ranks alongside the finest literary works of our time.

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