The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . .
The 1859th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 78th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)