Synopses & Reviews
A distinguished compilation of two classic fantasy novels, Soldier of the Mist
and Soldier of Areté
, 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.
"SF's greatest novelist, and overall one of America's finest. . . a wonder, yes, a genius."-The Washington Post Book World
About the Author
has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post
. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.
Table of Contents
Soldier of the mist -- Soldier of Arete.