Sword & Citadel by Gene Wolfe
Paperback – Tor Books – Aug 2021 – 497 pages
Gene Wolfe has been called “the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced” by the Washington Post.
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.
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.