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Latro in the Mist is an omnibus of two books Soldier of the Mist () and Soldier of Arete (); a chunky page (with another 16 pages. In his foreword to Latro in the Mist, which pairs Gene Wolfe’s acclaimed historical fantasies Soldier of the Mist () and Soldier of Arete. LATRO IN THE MIST is the omnibus edition containing two of Gene Wolfe’s historical fantasies set in ancient Greece: Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete.

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Latro in the Mist is an omnibus of two books Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete ; a chunky page with another 16 pages of glossary doorstop of a book, but well worth plowing through. Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads.

Latro is a Roman mercenary who, after a head wound, cannot remember what happens day to day, so he keeps a journal and reads it each day to know who and where he is. He begins to write an account of what he does each day in a scroll that he reads each morning to remind himself who he is, where he is, what he’s doing and who the people around him are.

Do not post samples of your writing. Jun 10, John Lawson rated it it was amazing Recommended to John by: I occasionally run across a book that challenges me; that makes me work for the story and enjoy the labor; that awes me with the mits of the writing. His only means of retaining some memory of his life is to write daily in his scroll, and therefore the narrative is first-person. It’s still a fantastic series of books, but the fact that I can’t miwt tell what happens in the end and that I don’t enjoy the midt when reading a novel that I’m missing some level of meaning or story means that I’m left miwt bit unsatisfied.


Is it historical fiction?

Latro in the Mist: Two fantastic novels

Le Guin Beauty by Sheri S. Tolkien Harpist in the Wind by Patricia A. MarysGirl Feb 24, Fair warning: It takes place in Roman times. I’m loving it so far, but hadn’t heard of it lwtro this.

Book Review: “Latro in the Mist” by Gene Wolfe | Historian’s Notebook

Similarly, because Latro can see the gods, it occasionally seems like Wolfe brings in each god or godess in order to have them all included somewhere instead of using this plot device only when absolutely necessary.

Gene Wolfe provides a compelling literary device to keep the reader engaged. He should have skipped the entire soul-reincarnation bit. Brings this trilogy to a merciful end by Email Anon 2.

Gene Wolfe provides a compelling literary device to keep the reader engaged. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thoughts on Wolfe’s Latro in the Mist? Wolfe has stated that he is at work on a third novel.

It is easy to recommend Latro in the Mist as it contains two fantastic novels. Dec 23, Joe Frisino rated it it lateo amazing.

I very much enjoyed this book. It makes us feel like visitors to an alien patro, where the ideas and concepts that we’ve grown so attached to don’t exactly apply here. The narrative conceit an amnesiac soldier keeps a journal in order to remember what happens to him is cool in theory, but frustrating in practice. Dec 30, Faith Justice rated it really thr it Shelves: One healer claims his visions of gods and ghosts are hallucinations.


There is plenty of excitement, of course, but it is a natural excitement and a total immersion of the world the way it once was, that gives this book nothing less than genius status.

As a result of his injury he also gained the ability to see and interact with the gods and other supernatural beings that live just beyond our perception and who influence the lives of men. Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

Soldier of Arete and Soldier of Sidon You are commenting using your Twitter account. His books are not those a reader can simply sit down with and leisurely turn through.

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You see how it works? In my very limited experience with the author, Gene Wolfe, I would say that his books must come with a strict caveat: Soldier of the Mist First edition UK. Mar 02, Daniel rated it really liked it. I had one minor issue with the writing, however. But Latro in the Mist surprised me.