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A magnificent epic fantasy from an author who appeals to the readers of J.R.R. Tolkien and THE NAME OF THE ROSE. The empire of Sarantium is beset to east and west. To the east the Asharites, star-worshippers, encroach ever closer to the imperial city itself; to the west barbarian tribes are becoming more dangerous year by year. But Valerius II wishes to take back the western lands which gave birth to the empire he now rules. Into his melting pot came Caius Crispus, a master mosaicist who is called upon to play a role in building a magnificent new sanctuary - but his final role wil be far wider and more deadly, both to himself and the empire. In this magnificent, colourful novel, first of a two-book series, Guy Gavriel Kay continues his long-running tapestry of tales from the world of TIGANA and A SONG FOR ARBONNE. This is his greatest triumph yet.
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Guy Gavriel Kay was born and raised in Canada, although he does most of his writing in Europe. He is the author of six previous novels: THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY TRILOGY (made up of THE SUMMER TREE, THE WANDERING FIRE and THE DARKEST ROAD), TIGANA, and A SONG FOR ARBONNEReview:
"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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Book Description Earthlight, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110743450094