Latro in the Mist - Gene Wolfe


  • Soldier of the Mist (1986)
  • Soldier of Arete (1989)

A distinguished compilation of two classic fantasy novels, Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete, in one volume.

This omnibus of two acclaimed novels is the story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who while fighting in Greece received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory but gave him in return the ability to see and converse with the supernatural creatures and the gods and goddesses, who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape. 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, and many consider these Wolfe's best books.

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Release date: 2003
Genres: fantasy, collection, history
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Updated: August 27, 2021

Soldier Series :: Series

Also known as Latro Series.
Latro in the Mist
Soldier of the Mist (Soldier Series #1)8.26
Soldier of Arete (Soldier Series #2)
Soldier of Sidon (Soldier Series #3)