Shadow & Claw

Shadow & Claw-book cover

The Book of the New Sun #1-2
The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim.

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.

Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 9780312890179
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: October 1994
Number of Pages: 413