This is the third book in the series The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. I don’t have too much to say about it, but I enjoyed it at the same level as the previous two.
The previous book had a couple things that drove me nuts, and this book did not. Even Severian’s constant harping about his perfect memory is toned down to a more tolerable level. The story also held my interest pretty consistently all the way through. On the other hand, there really weren’t any secondary characters in this book that I felt attached to like I had in the previous book.
I have one very spoiler-ish thing to talk about in spoiler tags:(show spoiler)
This book continues to create more questions, but it also answered or hinted at answers to quite a few things. On to the fourth book!
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe, the fourth book in this series.