The Sword of the Lictor

Gene Wolfe


In this third volume in The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe, Severian takes his post as the Lictor of Thrax, but loses his companion, Dorcas. He deserts his post and goes to the mountains, encountering a terrifying creature called the Alzabo and rescues a young boy who is orphaned in the attack Contains twelve full color, full page illustrations. Each copy is signed by Gene Wolfe.

edition information

  • Limited to 100 copies, each signed by Gene Wolfe.
  • Gorgeous full-page, full-color artwork by German artist Alexander Preuss.
  • Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $225.
  • Published October 2010.