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Posted June 24, 2003
I thought fantasy books are boring.Then I took Lord of the Rings in the library.It was good,but when I suddenly saw 'Lord of the emperors' and it's first part 'Sailing to Sarantium',something maked me to get this book and read it.Now I'm very grateful to force who made me do it.Lord of the Emperors is probably the best fantasy book ever written,with its complex story and impressive gallery of characters.This book also makes me to think that Guy Gavriel Kay is the best writer on the world.Amazing!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
<P>Upon hearing his reputation, the Emperor Varius summoned renowned mosaicist Crispin to come to Sarantium to ply his art. The master craftsman wants nothing, but to perform his miracle on the dome of Sarantium¿s personal relic symbolizing his rule. <P>However, Crispin¿s pleasure in his work is destroyed when he hears rumors that his benefactor plans to take over Varena, his homeland. Crispin would prefer to ignore politics and war, but knows his family and friends could be in jeopardy from Varius imposing his rule on them. He also realizes that any effort to interfere could cost him more than the job of a lifetime, it could cost him his life. <P>LORD OF THE EMPERORS, the second book in the Sarantium Mosaic, is a tremendous science fiction historical fiction work that proves that Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the genre¿s superstars. The story line is fast-paced, filled with action, and incredible layers of detail that transport the reader to Sarantium. Mr. Gavriel amazingly never bores his audience even with numerous layers of background materials. The characters actually make the tale, as they seem genuine, behaving like real people. The sequel to SAILING TO SARANTIUM is a triumph in its own account that will send fans scrambling for the first tale and other luscious works of a grandmaster author. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2000
I am not sure if I ever want to read another book again for fear of being disappointed. The characters come to life. I do not have the words to describe how wonderful and thrilling and gripping this masterpiece truly is.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2000
A Work of Art in Itself....
The imagery in Lord of Emporers is exquisite, and the characters are fully developed and intriguing. This fantasy world with its convoluted politics and intricate relationships is brought to such vivid life that I found myself entirely absorbed in it. If you are looking for wizards, dragons, or stupendous feats of magic, you won't find them here. What you will find is a subtle, sophisticated tale of mystery and power. An avid fantasy reader, I rank this book in the top five of my all-time favorites.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2009
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