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The Shadow of the Torturer(The Book of the New Sun 1)

by Gene Wolfe
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Young Severian was born into the ancient guild of pain and death, sworn to torture and kill on command. His is a story of a time so many millions of years hence, that all present time is forgotten.It is a tale of a Torturer, fallen victim to love and made to wander through a world where magic and science are one.