Return to the Whorl


  • First publication by Tor, 2001


The narrator (whose identity is increasingly in doubt) writes of his adventures in the city of Dorp and his return to New Viron. There is also an account of his time on the Whorl.

Complete plot summary -- SPOILERS

Return to the Whorl is the third volume of the three-volume The Book of the Short Sun. It is a sequel to the four-volume Book of the Long Sun. These, in turn, are set within the same universe as the four-volume The Book of the New Sun and Urth of the New Sun books.

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