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The Sword of the Lictor (Urth: Book of the New Sun, Bk 3)
The Sword of the Lictor - Urth: Book of the New Sun, Bk 3
Author: Gene Wolfe
Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile. In a mountain wilderness he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts a son only to lose him in battle, discharges an old debt of vengeance, encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and helps the people of the fl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671499457
ISBN-10: 0671499459
Publication Date: 9/3/1983
Pages: 272
Edition: Reissue
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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This is real literature that just happens to be science fiction. Wolfe has created a complex world, a complex universe, and reveals it to us in dribs and drabs, drawing us on into our own journey.
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