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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Mystery and horror aboard a haunted spaceship Sunday Status Update: Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel The only criticism I have is that the ending of the lstro book was strange and generally unsatisfying. The other challenging element to this book was how often I found myself stopping, grabbing my computer, and spending a half hour to an hour on Wikipedia reading about certain mythological or historical references.

As much as I love Wolfe, I kind of feel like he bit off a tad more than he can chew with Latro’s memory problems. He begins to write an account of what he does each day in a laatro that he tje each morning to remind himself who he is, where he is, what he’s doing and who the people around him are.

The very ending of the second book was rather confusing, misy — the POV shifted to that of another character who is apparently overfond of metaphors and poetic language, and I’m still trying to sort out what actually happened.

Time is out of joint 4. The most impressive part however, for me, is the realization of the universe. Next up is Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun series, the first part of which, Shadow and Clawfortuitously just came in for me at the library.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The Silmarillion by J. A user must participate in 2 non-art threads for every piece of art they share. Latro, a soldier who received a head injury in the Battle of Thermopylae, has lost his short-term memory and can’t recall anything that happens the day before, but Latro has also somehow gained the ability to see and interact with the various gods, ghosts, and immortals he encounters along the way.

The black man as he’s called in miist book and Io are the most sympathetic characters, while never remaining boring. 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.

Latro in the Mist: Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete

Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads. Because of his head wound, Latro has short term memory loss and so he keeps a journal on a scroll that he is supposed to read every day to remind him what is going on in his life.

No current Talk conversations about this book. I’ve taken many Ancient Greek history latr and it was still difficult to figure out, which made it all the more pleasurable.

Similarly, because Latro can see the gods, it occasionally seems like Wolfe brings in each god or misg in order to have them all included somewhere instead of using this plot device only when absolutely necessary. Google Books — Loading Latro can now see and talk to gods, ghosts, dryads and other mythic creatures.

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One healer claims his visions of gods and ghosts are hallucinations. It’s easy to read and yet difficult at the same time. Tolkien Harpist in the Wind by Patricia A.


Latro in the Mist: It’s not too accessible and a little dense, but it hit the spot for me. It pays for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts. Unfortunately for him he sustained a inn injury in a recent battle and has lost all ability to remember recent events.

It’s more than a book: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. But Latro in the Mist surprised me.

Latro in the Mist

Brings this trilogy to a merciful end by Email Anon 2. Of course, there’s still another book to go, so we’ll see, I suppose, and I may As much as I love Wolfe, I kind of feel like he bit off a tad more than he can chew with Latro’s memory problems. There are also occasions on which Latro is indisposed and other people write entries for him.

But one warning, if any Wolfe novel requires a visit to the library or Wikipediait’s this one.

This is one of the only books in memory that really tries to tackle the ancient Greek world as the ancient Greeks saw it. The strange use of names is in particular fascinating, as Latro translates the Greek place-names he hears into their literal meanings, and thus the reader is left trying to figure out where “Rope” is, and what’s the difference between “Hill” and “Tower Hill.

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