Shadow & Claw

The First Half of the Book of the New Sun

by Gene Wolfe

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 Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim.

Ursula K. Le Guin said, Magic stuff . . . a masterpiece . . . the best science fiction I've read in years!

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.

One of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century. -- The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Year First Published:1980

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Shadow & Claw
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ISBN: 9780312890179      ISBN 10: 0312890176
Publisher: Orb Books  1994

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Shadow & Claw
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