Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
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From the renowned author of Lord of Emperors, Children of Earth and Sky, and Tigana

Crispin is a master mosaicist, creating beautiful art with colored stones and glass. Summoned to Sarantium by imperial request, he bears a Queen's secret mission, and a talisman from an alchemist. Once in the fabled city, 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-and unexpectedly discovers it high on the scaffolding of his own greatest creation.
 

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User 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

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User 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

Contents

PART
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
PART
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
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Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. At the outset of his career Kay assisted in the editorial construction of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. He has also written for the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, The National Post, and The Guardian, among others, and has spoken at literary events around the world. He was won numerous literary awards, and is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour.

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