Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of The Book of the New Sun Spiral-Bound | August 10, 2021

Gene Wolfe

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The second two novels in Gene Wolfe’s epic four-part masterpiece, The Book of the New Sun, now together in one volume as a Tor Essentials title.

Tor Essentials presents new editions of science fiction and fantasy titles of proven merit and lasting value, each volume introduced by an appropriate literary figure.

The Washington Post called Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) “the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced.” Ursula K. Le Guin called him, simply, “our Melville.” The four-volume Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as his greatest achievement.

In book three, The Sword of the Lictor, Severian wanders as a pilgrim, driven by a sense of unfathomable destiny, carrying out a dark mission far from home.

In book four, The Citadel of the Autarch, Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will alter forever the realm known as Urth.

With a new introduction by historian and science fiction author Ada Palmer, author of Too Like the Lightning.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 512 pages
ISBN-10: 1250781248
Item Weight: 0.9 lbs
Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.3 x 8.3 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 10,001 to 50,000 ratings