The Book of the New Sun : Sword and Citadel v. 2, Paperback

The Book of the New Sun : Sword and Citadel v. 2 Paperback

Part of the Fantasy Masterworks series

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9781857987003



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Heavy going, but arguably the greatest achievement in SF/fantasy literature since Lord of the Rings. This secured Wolfe's enduring reputation as a literary artist.

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