Book of the New Sun
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(4.4 based on 30 ratings)
  • 1
    The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1 | Gene Wolfe

    The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    terrible

    the story jumps about all over the place. there is no explanation of any of the main themes and the set piece battle is over a an inconsequential atte..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 June 2016 by philip barnes ()
  • 2
    The Claw of the Conciliator: The Book of the New Sun, Book 2 | Gene Wolfe

    The Claw of the Conciliator: The Book of the New Sun, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    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.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Superb

    This is an enigmatic and rewarding series and this volume is wonderful.

    Set in the far far distant future the world and the story unfold in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 March 2015 by Peter Bondy ()
  • 3
    The Sword of the Lictor: The Book of the New Sun, Book 3 | Gene Wolfe

    The Sword of the Lictor: The Book of the New Sun, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    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.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Sublime

    This is simply wonderful writing that creates an enigmatic and mysterious world in our distant future. The human condition is explored in a totally or..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 April 2015 by Peter Bondy ()
  • 4
    The Citadel of the Autarch: The Book of the New Sun, Book 4 | Gene Wolfe

    The Citadel of the Autarch: The Book of the New Sun, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    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 alter forever the realm known as Urth.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

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