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The Sword of the Lictor
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The Sword of the Lictor

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Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Timescape Books, 1981
Series: The Book of the New Sun: Book 3
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Dying Earth
Science-Fantasy
Heroic Fantasy
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Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile.

In a mountain wilderness Severian, the disgraced apprentice torturer, has reached his place of exile - Thrax, the city of Windowless Rooms, where he must take up his post as Lictor, executioner and torturer. However, he flees the city and heads into the mountains. There he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts a son only to lose him in battle and discharges an old debt to vengeance. As his exile takes stranger and stranger turns, he encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and meets the mysterious Dr Talos . . .


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The Sword of the Lictor

- spoltz
  (11/22/2014)
The Game-changer of the series

- couchtomoon
  (2/20/2015)
The Sword of the Lictor

- mrobby10
  (3/21/2015)
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