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Soldier of Arete by Gene Wolfe
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it was amazing

I absolutely loved Soldier of the Mist, the first book in this series, and I really liked this one as well. Wolfe's writing is first-class and his storytelling is original and captivating. The only reason I am rating it lower than the first book, is that the storyline itself was a bit more confusing and hard to follow (though the enigmatic storyline is something I also appreciate), and that Latro's inability to remember is treated more as a storytelling device, rather than part of the story in this book. It is still a masterfully told story and a compelling vision of life in ancient times, seen through the eyes of a man that sees spirits, ghosts, gods and goddesses as part of reality.
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Reading Progress

June 5, 2015 – Started Reading
June 5, 2015 – Shelved
July 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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