Soldier of Sidon

Soldier of Sidon

Gene Wolfe

Synopsis of Soldier of Sidon

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.

Reviews of Soldier of Sidon


Whether you waited 15 years for this or just found this gem, you will agree that Soldier of Sidon is already a classic. -- Colleen Cahill, SFRevu

...perhaps the best novel set in ancient Egypt ever written. -- Paul Guran, Dark Echo

The third Latro historical fantasy adventure ( see SOLDIER OF THE MIST and SOLDIER OF ARETE) is a superb tale... -- Harriet Klausner's Review Archive

... It's difficult to recommend this Book on its own but as an installment in The Solider Series and a Book by one of the finest writers in the field, it is the best way to spend a mere 312 pages. -- Inchoatus