The Claw of the Conciliator (Book of the New Sun Series #2)

The Claw of the Conciliator (Book of the New Sun Series #2)

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Overview

The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522689621
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Book of the New Sun Series , #2

About the Author

Gene Rodman Wolfe (1931-2019) was a former engineer turned prolific short-story writer and novelist who won multiple science fiction and fantasy literary awards, including the SFWA's prestigious Grand Master award in 2012. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as for the strong influence of his Catholic faith. Wolfe is most famous for The Book of the New Sun (a four-book series), the first part of his eon-spanning Solar Cycle. Other popular works include his Wizard-Knight duology and The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

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The Claw of the Conciliator (Book of the New Sun Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Radaghast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gene Wolfe is overrated. The second Book of the New Sun is just as much a sham as the first. But I'm going to read the other two, or at least try. There is enough here to maintain my interest. I'm simply convinced that any meaning people garner from these books is without the intention of the author, whose goal was to create symbolism without meaning.
nEtVolution on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm getting drawn further and further into this world. I'm always a sucker for the modest hero.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's no drop off from book 1 to book 2 of this series, this is still excellent.
mrtall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Claw of the Conciliator is phantasmagoric, yet bound up in a kind of terrible unity -- words fail me when trying to describe Gene Wolfe's ability to tell a story. This second installment in Wolfe's Book of the New Sun takes our hero Severian into the House Absolute, the castle of the Autarch itself. Punctuated by feverish action sequences and ripe with symbolic meaning, this is science fiction -- no, just fiction -- at its finest.