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Sailing to Sarantium (Earthlight) Paperback – 6 Sep 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Earthlight; New edition edition (6 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671021931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671021931
  • Package Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,315,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guy Gavriel Kay's fantasy career began with "The Fionavar Tapestry", a popular trilogy mixing Arthurian and Tolkienian themes. He's since developed an original vein of alternative-historical fiction: richly suspenseful stories whose period settings have different country names and added magic. The Lions of Al-Rassan reinvented medieval Spain; Sailing to Sarantium lovingly reflects the intrigue and splendour of the Byzantine Empire and echoes W.B. Yeats's famous Byzantium poems. Magic exists: at least one old god is horribly real, and those artificial singing birds celebrated by Yeats take their life from an unexpected creepy source. Sarantium City is intensely imagined, with dynastic upheavals, riot and rebellion, a smashing chariot race, and knives glinting in every alley. There's sharp intelligence here, too. The hero, an outlander mosaic expert summoned to decorate Sarantium's newest and greatest dome, faces his worst test at the Emperor's court--where mechanical trickery lurks, conversation is double-edged and exile awaits the loser in a debate on mosaic techniques. There's also a Sherlockian challenge to deduce how the top charioteer pulled off a magical- seeming coup. Kay has laid fine groundwork for this new series "The Sarantine Mosaic", with more to follow. --David Langford

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'This is Kay at his very very best!' -- BSFA VECTOR

‘LORD OF EMPERORS is wonderful. I never expect less from Guy Gavriel Kay.’ -- ROBERT JORDAN --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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