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Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe

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Published by Pocket .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science Fiction - General,
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / General,
  • Fiction - Science Fiction,
  • Science Fiction

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Edition Notes

SeriesBook of the New Sun (1)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7649864M
ISBN 100671540661
ISBN 109780671540661

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The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1) The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume series, The Book of the New Sun. It 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 Book of the New Sun (–) is a series of four science fantasy novels, a tetralogy or single four-volume novel written by the American author Gene inaugurated the so-called "Solar Cycle" that Wolfe continued by setting other works in the same universe. Gene Wolfe had originally intended the story to be a 40,word novella called "The Feast of Saint Catherine", meant to be Author: Gene Wolfe. The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (S.F. Masterworks)THE SHADOW AND THE TORTURER/THE CLAW OF THE CONCILIATOR (A FIRST PRINTING) by Wolfe, Gene and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Shadow of the Torturer () #3. Published Nov by Innovation. Available Stock; Add to want list; This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available. We Buy Comics.

The Shadow of the Torturer Chap "Terminus Est" Severian gets is sword and leaves the Citadel for the North. Matthew Keeley assists. Links: Matt Keeley's "How Gene Wolfe Starts a Story (And Where to Start Reading)" Matt Keeley's "The Best Way to Approach the Book of the New Sun".   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.. Shadow & Claw brings together the first two books of the tetralogy in one volume. The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of /5(47). Free download or read online The Shadow of the Torturer pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Gene Wolfe. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fantasy, science fiction story are Severian, Vodalus/5. Summary: The Shadow of the Torturer. Overview: The book opens with the protagonist, Severian, barely surviving a swim in the River Gyoll. Severian is an apprentice in the torturers' guild. On his way back home to the Citadel, where the guild makes its home, Severian and several other apprentices sneak into a .