World Fantasy Award nominee 1990.
Of all mortals, Latro was the least favoured – or the most.
The wound that had destroyed his memory had given him the ability to see the unseen: the world of the gods, the demi-gods and the fabulous.
Each day's events were entered on a scroll so that next morning he could know his friends, his rivals and have some understanding of what had gone before.
He had fought with Xerxes at Thermopylae and been driven from Athenian Greece. Now with his companions, Io the slave girl and Seven Lions the African Warrior, he was travelling among the Thracians and the Amazons, seeking both his future and his past.
Soldier of Arete is the sequel tuo Gene Wolfe's award-winning Soldier of the Mist.
Gene Rodman Wolfe (1931-2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards.
Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series (four volumes, 1980–83), the first part of his "Solar Cycle". In 1998, Locus magazine ranked it the third-best fantasy novel published before 1990 based on a poll of subscribers that considered it and several other series as single entries.