Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic

Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic

by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Overview

Guy Gavriel Kay, multiple award-winning author of The Fionavar Tapestry and Sailing to Sarantium, completes his magnificent tale of an alternate Byzantine world…
 
In the golden city of Sarantium, a renowned mosaicist seeks to fill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome intended to be the emperor’s enduring sanctuary and legacy.
 
The beauty and solitude of Crispin's work cannot protect him from the dangerous intrigues of court and city, swirling with rumors of war and conspiracy, while otherworldly fires mysteriously flicker and disappear in the streets at night. The emperor is plotting a conquest of Crispin’s homeland to regain an empire. And with his fate entwined with that of his royal benefactor, Crispin’s loyalties come with a very high price.
 
And another voyager has come to the imperial city: Rustem of Kerakek, a physician from an eastern desert kingdom, determined to find his own fate amid the shifting, treacherous currents of passion and violence that define Sarantium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451463548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Sarantine Mosaic (Paperback)
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 488,006
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of numerous fantasy novels including The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, Tigana, The Last Light of the Sun, Under HeavenRiver of Stars, and Children of Earth and Sky. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
trinibaby9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent conclusion to the Sarantine Mosaic. Passionate and moving, this novel has something for everyone. Kay has proven yet again that he is a master of the genre. No detail is too small, no character or plot left undeveloped. A must read!
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tearoseLP More than 1 year ago
Guy Gavriel Kay's books are excellent. They are detailed and pull you in to the characters and time. I can never put them down. The books are classified under fantasy but they are for any one who likes reading good fiction.
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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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book which is far better than any other fantasy out there right now. Kay must actually take pride in his work not to pad as much as say Robert Jordan the Emperor of Padding (I mean NINE books? Come on). No, this book is as intense as any of Kay's work but lacks the adventure of his best book Tigana.
harstan More than 1 year ago

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.

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.

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.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.