Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

4.5 27
by Guy Gavriel Kay
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451463517
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Sarantine Mosaic Series, #1
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
363,227
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Guy Gavriel Kay is an internationally bestselling author. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Ysabel. His works have been translated into twenty-five languages.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Sailing to Sarantium 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a Naomi Novik fan. I love the fantasy/ alternative history genre. At the goodreads site, I was encouraged to seek out Mr. Kay's work, as a result. I started with the Lions of Al Rassan and despite loads of 'papers' (I am a teacher), I could not put the Nook down. Kay's world creation is engrossing. I like, although I cannot describe, his narrator. Reading Kay is like reading a book with a friend, who knows exactly when to be quiet and let the story tell itself, but also knows when to step in and drop a sardonic comment too. Sailing to Sarantium, shimmering with imagery of ancient Istanbul and Crispin's irascible ( understandably so) personality, was another good read. I am signing off to read the sequel. I think it safe to say that, at least for this reader, the summer of 2014 will be known as the summer of Kay ?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though not quite of Tolkein's standard, Sailing to Sarantium, along with its sequel, Lord of Emperors, draws the reader into an epic journey in a world of fantastic proportions. Crispin, the protagonist of the tale, wins the support of readers on his search for personal fulfilment, and we join with him in his struggle for justice and right in a corrupted court. Sailing to Sarantium is filled with wonderful imagery, and details Crispin's quest, and Lord of Emperors forms a conclusion that will leave all readers satisfied.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book swept me away the very first time I opened it and set foot in Kay's world. Kay does well in capturing a fantasy world on paper while making it reminiscent of a bygone era. It is poetic, rich in character and detailed enough to make the reader feel as if he has stepped into a totally different world while it is open. It is a page turner and a wonderful read. I recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book (and its sequel Lord of Emporers) were stunning. By far the best work that GGK has done so far and one of the best books that I have read in a long time. It's different than a lot of other fiction out there - its very memorable in a haunting sort of way.
Elizabeth-K More than 1 year ago
I have so enjoyed every by this author. He is quite magical!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kay is a poet and a literary scholar among the Harlequinesque fantasy genre. His characters are as finely-tuned as those of Eddings. The plot comes honestly out of the characterization.
tearoseLP More than 1 year ago
read it and enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comes running in full speed. He falls, hits the ground and rools, then keeps running. He is 5'11" with brown hair and piercing green eyes. In his right hand is a green celestial bronze blade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol!