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Reading The Shadow of the Torturer – Chapters IX-X

SYNOPSIS: Severian and Roche arrive at the House Azure, and Severian chooses to bed a prostitute who both has the same name and likeness as Chatelaine Thecla. The episode is disturbing enough to prevent him from wanting to return to … Continue reading

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Reading The Shadow of the Torturer – Chapter II: Severian

SYNOPSIS: The guild of Torturers (formal title: the Order of the Seekers for Truth and Penitence) recruits new members by taking in orphaned or otherwise unwanted boys. Adults are not admitted. Orphaned girls are given over to the Witches’ Keep … Continue reading

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Reading The Shadow of the Torturer – Chapter I: Resurrection and Death

My ability to churn out posts on here has entered into a bit of a dry period. In order to keep at least some content going, I’ve decided to get the ball rolling on a project I suggested a couple … Continue reading

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