Lord of Emperors
The Thrilling Sequel To Sailing To SarantiumBeckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome that will become the emerror's magnificent sanctuary and... show more
The Thrilling Sequel To Sailing To SarantiumBeckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome that will become the emerror's magnificent sanctuary and legacy.But the beauty and solitude of his work cannot protect his from Sarantium's intrigue. Beneath him the city swirls with rumors of war and conspiracy, while otherworldly fires mysteriously flicker and disappear in the streets at night. Valerius is looking west to Crispin's homeland to reunite an Empire -- a plan that may have dire consequences for the loved ones Crispin left behind.In Sarantium, however, loyalty is always complex, for Crispin's fate has become entwined with that of Valerius and his Empress, as well as Queen Gisel, his own monarch exiled in Sarantium herself. And now another voyager -- this time from the east -- has arrived, a pysician determined to make his mark amid the shifting, treachearous currents of passion and violence that will determine the empire's fate.
Publish date: February 6th 2001
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: The Sarantine Mosaic (#2)
Sequel to Sailing to Sarantium. I loved the way Kay structured the book, and the world, and the characters. I was a little dubious about the very very end, which needed a bit more set-up to work for me. But overall, LOVE these two.
I do not always understand why some characters ended up doing some certain things. This book, or more accurately this duology, sometimes, does not make sense to me at all. 3.5 stars, just like [b:A Song for Arbonne|104085|A Song for Arbonne|Guy Gavriel Kay|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/...
I was quite satisfied with the ending. But getting to it was a lot of work. This book and its predecessor seem to just start so incredibly slowly, I find it incredibly difficult to motivate myself to get going. Kay details background for so many minor characters that only appear once in the story, a...
This is the second book in the Sarantine Mosaic series, following on from Sailing to Sarantium which I reviewed in August.Like the previous book, this story is mostly set in Sarantium which is heavily modelled on the Byzantine capital of Constantinople, with our protagonist working on the mosaics de...