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Book Information: Sword of the Lictor, the

Sword of the Lictor, the (1981) [Novel]
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Series: Urth: Book of the New Sun
Part: 3

Summary :

Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile. In a mountain wilderness he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts as son only to lose him in battle, discharges an old debt to vengeance, encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and helps the people of the floating islands in their unending battle for freedom.

Original title: The Sword of the Lictor
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySword and Sorcery
FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsEnd Times

Edition #1: Sword of the Lictor, the

Sword of the Lictor, the (1981)
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Language: English

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Sword of the Lictor, the (1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 0099295407
Pages: 301

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