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Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

Shadow and Claw - Gene Wolfe The world built in this first half of the story is fantastic. The 1st person narrative written as a memoir is compelling and well implemented. The main character is quite sexist, but having been raised in an all-male society of torturers, this is not surprising, and anything else would feel forced.Overall, I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes intricate and beautifully built worlds with a good dose of intrigue and mystery. Not to mention some truly strange goings-on.

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