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Sword & Citadel

Urth: Book of the New Sun Series, Books 3-4 · Urth: Book of the New Sun

by Gene Wolfe

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The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers Weekly, and "one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century" by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Sword & Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:



The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.



The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.



"Brilliant . . . terrific . . . a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!"-Philadelphia Inquirer



"The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, pure and simple. . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . once into it, there is no stopping."—The New York Times Book Review



Publication Details

Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Imprint:
Orb Books
Edition:
1
Publication Date:
1994
Series:
Urth: Book of the New Sun

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Gene Wolfe (Author)

Gene Wolfe is the author of two dozen novels and hundreds of short stories. Possibly the most critically acclaimed science fiction/fantasy author of our time, he is most famous for the bestselling, Nebula Award-winning The Book of the New Sun tetr...

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