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I thought this was a unique way to write an original historical fantasy.
His interactions with the other characters were "wooden" and didn't elict much development in discovering himself, or even concern with his plight.
I have read every Wolfe novel and this may be the very best one he is ever written.
I'm a big fan of Gene Wolfe. The man can write up a storm; he's proof positive that fantasy and literature can be descriptors for the same books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robyn G. Stephens
I first read the compilation of the 1st 2 books a decade ago, then loaned it to a friend. Much of that book kind of haunted my memory, but after a while I could not remember the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Cornell
The first two Latro novels were not books I expected to see a sequel to. While the ending of the last novel was open-ended depending on how you interpreted it, I'm used to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Battaglia
Gene Wolfe wrote one of the classics of modern science fiction, the four-volume Book of the New Sun. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Clay Kallam
"Soldier of Sidon" is well-researched and elegantly written, but it lacks the charm of "Soldier of the Mist". Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brett Evill
This is Gene Wolfe's third installment of our favorite amnestic Roman mercenary known as Latro, Lewqys or Lucius depending on whether you are Egyptian, Phoenician, or Persian. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by Rick O
The solider series by Gene Wolfe is an amazing series of books.
Any good reader will get caught up in the writing and the myths very quickly.
Imagine a version of the movie "Memento" where the hero has lost his ability to remember anything for more than a short time -- only set in ancient times. Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by Alan A. Elsner
It's an amazing device; Latro was injured performing his duties as a soldier, and cannot retain memories, losing everything when he goes to sleep. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by Brad Parks