Sailing to Sarantium
Guy Gavriel Kay, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author of The Fionavar Tapestry, brings his unique storytelling imagination to an alternate Byzantine world…
Sarantium is the golden city: holy to the faithful, exalted by the poets, jewel of the world and heart of an empire.
Caius Crispus, known as Crispin, is a master mosaicist, creating beautiful art with colored stones and glass. Still grieving the loss of his family, he lives only for his craft—until an imperial summons draws him east to the fabled city. Bearing with him a Queen’s secret mission and seductive promise, and a talisman from an alchemist, Crispin crosses a land of pagan ritual and mortal danger, confronting legends and dark magic.
Once in Sarantium, with its taverns and gilded sanctuaries, chariot races and palaces, intrigues and violence, Crispin must find his own source of power in order to survive. He finds it, unexpectedly, high on the scaffolding of his own greatest creation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
I like Come-backs, having failed a number of things at the first encounter. I admire the Eastern Roman Empire for that reason. GGK seems to be investigating all major world cultures as fantasy ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
This was the journey to Sarantium part, so of course we were introduced to the characters, the mosaicist and his companions, and went through dangers on the journey. One could say it was slow, but ... Read full review