The Claw of the Conciliator (The Book of the New Sun)
The Claw of the Conciliator - The Book of the New Sun Author:Gene Wolfe The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.
Layer upon layer, layer upon layer. Rather than building a story, Wolfe peels it away, page by page, revealing a glimse here, a fragment there. I couldn't put it down! This is the second volume in the Book of the New Sun.