The Sword of the Lictor

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The Sword of the Lictor
Author Gene Wolfe
Cover artist Don Maitz
Country United States
Language English
Series The Book of the New Sun
Genre Science fiction, High fantasy
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Preceded by The Claw of the Conciliator
Followed by The Citadel of the Autarch

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.

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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[1] but did not win.

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