Sailing to. Sarantium. Book 1 of the sarantine mosaic.
Sailing to. My mother guided me to books as a child and then to the belief I could write my own. She still does that.
Guy Gavriel Kay, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author of The Fionavar Tapestry. Sailing to Sarantium confirms, yet again, Kay’s status as one of our most accomplished and engaging storytellers. For some time now, Guy Gavriel Kay has been recognized as one of the finest writers of high fantasy in the world. Kay has constructed his novel as a literary mosaic of great intricacy and delicacy.
Sailing to Sarantium. The Sarantine Mosaic by. Guy Gavriel Kay (Goodreads Author). Aside from the early attempts at writing Tolkienesque high fantasy, all of Guy Gavriel Kay’s books, while nominally part of the fantasy genre, have clearly defined historical backgrounds. But whereas in Tigana the inspiration from Renaissance Italy merely helped set up the style of the world, Sailing to Sarantium at times seems more like a historical novel set in the 6th century in the Byzantine Empire.
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The Sarantine Mosaic is a historical fantasy duology by Canadian writer Guy Gavriel Kay, comprising Sailing to Sarantium (1998) and Lord of Emperors (2000). The titles of the novels allude to works by poet W. B. Yeats
The Sarantine Mosaic is a historical fantasy duology by Canadian writer Guy Gavriel Kay, comprising Sailing to Sarantium (1998) and Lord of Emperors (2000). Yeats. Book One of The Sarantine Mosaic.
Guy Kay. Sailing to Sarantium . Publisher: HarperPrism, 1998. Valerius the Trakesian has great ambition. Rumored to be responsible for the ascension of the previous Emperor, his uncle, amid fire and blood, Valerius himself has now risen to the Golden Throne of the vast empire ruled by the fabled city, Sarantium. Guy Gavriel Kay’s magnificent historical fantasies draw from the twin springs of history and legend to create seamless worlds as vibrant as any in literature. Sailing to Sarantium begins THE SARANTINE MOSAIC, a new and signal triumph by today’s most esteemed master of high fantasy.
In this first volume of the Sarantine Mosaic, Guy Gavriel Kay weaves an utterly compelling story of the allure and intrigue of a magnificent city and the people drawn into its spell.