Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

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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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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451463517
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Sarantine Mosaic Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 199,843
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2001

    Wow! This book rules!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    a new fan

    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 ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    A boy

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Sam

    Lol!

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    Posted May 29, 2013

    Fatty

    assasssinates the hunter or artrimis. 'Scum. We wship god here, nt a hooker. 0,0'

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Another Excellent one by Kay

    read it and enjoy

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    love this book and this author

    I have so enjoyed every by this author. He is quite magical!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2002

    One of the Best

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2001

    This book is amazing!!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    Amazing detail

    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.

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