Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe

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Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story's hold on readers is powerful indeed. The two previous novels, combined in Latro in the Mist (Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) are generally considered classics of contemporary fantasy.

Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, his is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget. The visions Gene Wolfe conjures, of the wonders of Egypt, and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey up the great Nile south into unknown or legendary territory, are unique and compelling. Soldier of Sidon is a thrilling and magical fantasy novel, and yet another masterpiece from Gene Wolfe.

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About Gene Wolfe

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Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing. He lives with his wife Rosemary in Barrington, Illinois.
 
Published December 10, 2007 by Tor Books. 318 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Latro, the amnesiac visionary hero of Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete , reaches the Egypt known to Herodotus in Wolfe

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Latro, the amnesiac visionary hero of Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete , reaches the Egypt known to Herodotus in Wolfe

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Soldier of Sidon certainly follows this pattern: it takes up the story of Latro (or Lucius), who has previously appeared in Latro in the Mist and Soldier of Arete, who is a capable soldier cursed by waking up each morning with no memory of his life or, indeed, much else.

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