The Sword of the Lictor is a science fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe, first released in 1982. It is the third volume in the four-volume series, The Book of the New Sun.
The book continues the story of Severian, a lictor in the Seekers for Truth and Penitence, describing his time as a torturer in the city Thrax and then his travels after soon leaving Thrax.
Sword was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1982 but did not win.
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