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The The Book of the New Sun: Volume 1
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Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est. This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator
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* No.1 in the Millennium Fantasy Masterworks series, a library of the most original and influential fantasy ever written * 'The first two volumes of one of the greatest novels ever written' Kim Stanley Robinson * 'A masterpiece. Totally original, new, incomparable; the beginning of something great' Ursula Le Guin * 'One of the great science fantasy epics of all time' George R.R. Martin * Winner of the World Fantasy Award (The Shadow of the Torturer) and the Nebula Award (The Claw of the Conciliator)

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* No.1 in the Millennium Fantasy Masterworks series, a library of the most original and influential fantasy ever written * 'The first two volumes of one of the greatest novels ever written' Kim Stanley Robinson * 'A masterpiece. Totally original, new, incomparable; the beginning of something great' Ursula Le Guin * 'One of the great science fantasy epics of all time' George R.R. Martin * Winner of the World Fantasy Award (The Shadow of the Torturer) and the Nebula Award (The Claw of the Conciliator)

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