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Shadow and Claw (The Book of the New Sun, #1-2) - Gene Wolfe
Shadow and Claw (The Book of the New Sun, #1-2)
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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... show more
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 first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857989779 (1857989775)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
Series: The Book of the New Sun -2 (#1)
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mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
2.5 Shadow & Claw (The Book of the New Sun #1-2)
The classic story of a young man journey from the only home he’s known and finding himself interacting with the strange wider world. Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe is the omnibus collection of the first two volumes of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Co...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
See my review of the individual books in this volume.
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Shadow and Claw / Gene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim.The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, ...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
I've been reading bits and pieces of this book for month and it was only in the last couple of days that I gathered the energy to finish it all. Let me state the positives of this book succinctly: it starts off excellently, the language is just hard enough but not too hard and the worldbuilding is f...
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it
5.0
It has been suggested that The Book Of The New Sun series is too complex a work to evaluate on one reading. First of all, I don't necessarily believe that and secondly, I have a two kids, a full-time job and a band, and I'm also not the quickest reader. As it seems that I'll probably never get to ...
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