Soldier of SidonLatro (Volume 3)
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On Sale: 12/10/2007
ISBN: 9780765316707320 Pages
The third book in the Latro series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe, Soldier of Sidon
Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story's hold on readers is powerful indeed. The two previous novels, combined in Latro in the Mist (Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) are generally considered classics of contemporary fantasy.
Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, he is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget.
World Fantasy Award - Winner
I am to write everything that takes place on this scroll, as concisely as I can. I will try. I must read this every morning, too. Muslak will tell me. I must have Myt-ser'eu tell me also. Let me begin with the first things I remember....
Praise for Soldier of Sidon
“One of the genre's most literate and thoughtful authors; highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review on Soldier of Sidon
“Latro's journey makes up a leisurely, dreamlike, haunted house of a novel, which brilliantly immerses the reader in the belief systems of the time, drifting in and out of the everyday and spirit worlds until the two become indistinguishable.” —Publishers Weekly on Soldier of Sidon
“Powerful and pleasing. This is a remarkable artistic accomplishment by Gene Wolfe.” —Nick Gevers, Locus on Soldier of Sidon-