In the first volume of the brilliant Sarantine Mosaic, master storyteller Guy Gavriel Kay crafts a mesmerizing story of an awe-inspiring city and the people drawn into its spell.
After losing his wife and daughters to the plague, a grieving artisan, Crispin, receives a summons from the emperor and reluctantly embarks on the long journey toward the imperial city of Sarantium--the golden heart of an empire. Despite its perils, the allure of Sarantium's glory draws travellers and pilgrims from across the continent. But before Crispin can reach the capital, he must pass through a land of pagan ritual and mysterious danger. Marked by a brush with the supernatural and bound by a promise made to another monarch, Crispin's arrival at the imperial court will not be a quiet one. Sailing to Sarantium is a gripping tale of one man's journey to rebuild his life amid the power and grandeur of a remarkable civilization.
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GUY GAVRIEL KAY is the author of thirteen novels (most recently Children of Earth and Sky), and a book of poetry. He has written book reviews and social and political commentary for the National Post and the Globe and Mail in Canada, and The Guardian in England. Translations of his books have appeared in thirty languages and have been on bestseller lists in many countries. Kay has spoken and read on behalf of his publishers and at literary events around the world. He was been nominated for and has 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.
Visit his website at www.brightweavings.com. The author lives in Toronto, ON.
"Beautifully written.... Indescribably elegant."--The Evening Telegram (St. John's)
"Historical fantasy at its best.... A masterful example ... which perhaps redefines it possibilities."--Edmonton Journal
"An intricately plotted, fascinating [and] moving story."--Winnipeg Free Press
"One of our most accomplished and engaging storytellers."--Toronto Star
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