The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)

The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)


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Updated date: 05:41:19 12/08/2022

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Chapter 1 RESURRECTION AND DEATH It is possible I already had some presentiment of my future. The locked and rusted gate that stood before us, with wisps of river fog threading its spikes like the mountain paths, remains in my mind now as the symbol of my exile. That is why I have begun this account of it with the aftermath of our swim, in which I, the torturer's apprentice Severian, had so nearly drowned. "The guard has gone." Thus my friend Roche spoke to Drotte, who had already seen it for himself. Doubtfully, the boy Eata suggested that we go around. A lift of his thin, freckled arm indicated the thousands of paces of wall stretching across the slum and sweeping up the hill until at last they met the high curtain wall of the Citadel. It was a walk I would take, much later. "And try to get through the barbican without a safe-conduct? They'd send to Master Gurloes." "But why would the guard leave?" "It doesn't matter." Drotte rattled the gate. "Eata, see if you can slip between the bars." Drotte was our captain, and Eata put an arm and a leg through the iron palings, but it was immediately clear that there was no hope of his getting his body to follow. "Someone's coming," Roche whispered. Drotte