Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe

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Published by Tor in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Soldiers,
  • Latro (Fictitious character),
  • Historical fiction,
  • History

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementGene Wolfe
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.O52 S645 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24965918M
ISBN 100765316641
ISBN 109780765316646
LC Control Number2006044619
OCLC/WorldCa69241551

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Considering everything, Soldier of Sidon is a very solid 4 star book. Don't just read this book though, read the entire series. Btw, I'm hoping that Mr. Wolfe can be "handed" another scroll and we can read more about Latro in the near future!4/5(45). Soldier of Sidon (Latro Book Soldier of Sidon book - Kindle edition by Wolfe, Gene.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Soldier of Sidon (Latro Book 3).4/5(45). Soldier of Sidon is the third book in Gene Wolfes Soldier series.

Latro is a Roman mercenary who fought against the Greeks at Thermopylae. In spite of his battle prowess, he now wakes every morning with no memory of his past ever since receiving a blow to the head.4/5.

Soldier of Sidon View Soldier of Sidon book image From the book jacket: 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 Pages: The third book in Soldier of Sidon book Latro series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe, 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.

Gene Wolfe () was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene : Tom Doherty Associates.

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.

At last we have a new book." "Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities, of mysterious : Get this from a library.

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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. Latro, the amnesiac visionary hero of Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete, reaches the Egypt known to Herodotus in Wolfe's splendid historical d in battle, Latro has only one.

The third book in the Latro series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe, Soldier of SidonLatro 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 4/5(4). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The third book in the Latro series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe, 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/5.

Gene Wolfe continues his soldier series with a third book, Soldier of Sidon (). The story follows the life of Latro, a man who forgets every day, and so writes down his memories on a scroll.

The book itself purports merely to be a translation from an ancient scroll from the height of /5(41). A mock introduction tells of a manuscript found during excavations when building the Aswan Dam. This book is supposedly a translation of that manuscript, the earlier two books, Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete, being transations of manuscripts from the British Museum.

This manuscript, like the other two, is written by Latro, who is a veteran Roman mercenary.4/5(9). Gene Wolfe continues his soldier series with a third book, Soldier of Sidon (). The story follows the life of Latro, a man who forgets every day, and so writes down his memories on a scroll.

The book itself purports merely to be a translation from an ancient scroll from the height of the Persian Empire/5(9). Soldier of Sidon (Latro) (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Soldier of Sidon (Latro) Author. Wolfe, Gene. Publisher. Tor.

Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Thus begins the third book about Latro, a Roman mercenary soldier who has suffered a head injury in battle that deprives him of his memory but grants him the ability to interact with supernatural beings.

Gene Wolfe’s Soldier of Sidon is the long-awaited sequel to Soldier in the Mist () and Soldier of Arete. After more than 15 years, Wolfe (The Wizard,etc.) returns to his historical-fantasy series (Soldier in the Mist,etc.).Around b.c., narrator Latro, a Roman mercenary, suffered a head wound and now can’t remember anything when he awakes each day, so he meticulously records his experiences in a scroll and must re-read it every morning.

Soldier of Sidon. THE AETHIOPIANS WERE clothed in the skins of leopards and lions, and had long bows made of the stem of the palm-leaf, not less than four cubits in length. On these they laid short arrows made of reed, and armed at the tip, not with iron, but with a piece of stone, sharpened to a point, of the kind used in engraving seals.

Review of Gene Wolfe, 'Soldier of Sidon' Author: Gene Wolfe Publisher: Tor, Hardcover: $ U.S. Length: pages ISBN: “Soldier of Sidon ” Written on: 23/08/ by Harriet Klausner ( reviews written) Soldier of Sidon Gene Wolfe Tor, October$ ISBN: Due to war injuries Latro's short term memory is lost.

When he wakes up he remembers nothing of the previous day. To compensate, he has learned to write down everything important that happened that day, a desperately needed diary to 5/5(1).

Soldier of Arête still has a lot of Herodotus but also a fair amount of Xenophon. Sidon is pretty disappointing and not really a book anyone needed. although it was far from immediately apparent that the three suites of books are in a common setting, At one point there were separate mailing lists for New Sun and Long Sun - Urth and Whorl.

aka The Soldier series Soldier of the Mist (Latro #1), Soldier of Arete (Latro #2), Soldier of Sidon (Latro #3), and Latro in the MistAuthor: Gene Wolfe. About to read Soldier of Sidon, need to get up to speed. I just ordered the book Soldier of Sidon. It should arrive before Christmas.

It has been some time since I read the last two books. Is there a good summary out there to help me get up to speed on what happened in the last two books. Thanks. Latro: Book 3 0.

Latro in the Mist 1. Soldier of the Mist 2. Soldier of Arete 3. Soldier of Sidon. Book Type: Novel: Genre: Fantasy Sub-Genre Tags: Awards: WFA Winner; Locus F Nominated; Lists: Links: Avg Member Rating: (25 reads / 17 ratings) dyfdd nate Gene Wolfe () was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

A notable point about Soldier of Sidon is its relative accessibility. Wolfe remains his usual suavely deceptive self, but, compared to the first two Soldier novels, seems more deliberate in the details.

The reader remains left to connect the dots, but the dots now seem bigger, stickier at the edges. Sidon is the Greek name (meaning 'fishery’) for the ancient Phoenician port city of Sidonia (also known as Saida) in what is, today, Lebannon (located about 25 miles south of Beirut).

Along with the city of Tyre, Sidon was the most powerful city-state of ancient Phoenicia and first manufactured the purple dye which made Tyre famous and was so rare and expensive that the color purple became Author: Joshua J.

Mark. Soldier of Sidon is a novel whose purpose is to entertain. It is the third book in a series about a soldier. The story is set in ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands, all of which are filled with divinities.

One soldier, called Latro, can see these gods and goddesses. He cannot, however, remember what happened to him even the previous day.

Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera (/ p æ n ˈ t ɛr ə /; c. 22 BC – AD 40) was a Roman soldier whose tombstone was found in Bingerbrück, Germany, in A historical connection from this soldier to Jesus has long been hypothesized by numerous scholars, based on the claim of the ancient Greek philosopher Celsus, who, according to Christian writer Origen in his "Against Celsus" (Greek.

The book that helped author Wolfe receive critical attention for the first time is known as ‘The Fifth Head of Cerberus’.

This book was translated into French and German languages later in the same year of its publication. However, his highly regarded and best known work is ‘The Book of the New Sun’.

About AD the Greek philosopher Celsus, in his book 'The True Word', expressed what appears to have been the consensus Jewish opinion about Jesus, that his father was a Roman soldier called Pantera.

'Pantera' means Panther and was a fairly common name among Roman soldiers. The rumor is repeated in the Talmud and in. Soldiers, his last book, has been seen through the press by his family and friends.

There are a few minor errors and misprints, which Holmes himself, with his extraordinary recall of accurate. Gene Wolfe () was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.4/4(6).

Soldier of Sidon (Latro Book 3) (English Edition) [Kindle edition] by Wolfe, Gene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Soldier of Sidon (Latro Book 3) (English Edition).

Soldier Of Sidon (Book, ) [] Get this from a. Having examined the “Jesus son of Pantera” textual traditions in their various forms I then turned to my own investigation of the tombstone of the 1st century Roman soldier, one “Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera” from Sidon who was buried outside of present day Bingerbrück, Germany.

The earliest textual evidence comes from three sources. Hi guys. I'm a huge fan of Wolfe and have read the fifth head, botns and Latro in the mist. I'm very nearly finished soldier of Sidon and I still don't understand the title.

Latro is definitely not from Sidon, so who is the soldier from sidon. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Soldier of Sidon at nd: Gene Wolfe.

Soldier of Sidon ends so utterly in media res that there can be no doubt that a sequel is planned. The good news is that there will be another Latro book. The bad news is that I have to wait for it.

Wah!!! After the multiple-volume complexities of the respective Books of the Long and Short Suns and The Wizard Knight, it was a refreshing change to read a Gene Wolfe novel complete in a single volume of little more than that Soldier of Sidon is not complete, and neither is any Gene Wolfe novel uncomplicated.

In relative terms, at least. As the title immediately gives away. At hardcover pages, Soldier of Sidon is the shortest of the five finalists. However, with the possible exception of Valente's book, it contains more internal and external action per page than any of the others.

This book certainly deserves its nomination and likely will be .

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