The Sarantine Mosaic
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    Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic | Guy Gavriel Kay

    Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
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    Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plaque, he lives only for his arcane craft. But an imperial summons from Valerius the Trakesian to Sarantium, the most magnificent place in the world, is difficult to resist. In a world half-wild and tangled with magic, a journey to Sarantium means a walk into destiny. Bearing with him a deadly secret and a Queen's seductive promise, guarded only by his own wits and a talisman from an alchemist's treasury, Crispin sets out for the fabled city. Along the way he will encounter a great beast.

    Fantasy that feels like historical fiction

    I really love Kay's books, his worlds are very well realised and feel familiar while still retaining their fantasy element, due to their strong ties t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 February 2015 by Jenni ()
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    Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic | Guy Gavriel Kay

    Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
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    Crispin the mosaicist wants to concentrate on his art. Rustem of Kerakek, a physician, is also on his own journey of self-discovery. But no man may withdraw from society that easily, and both men soon find themselves drawn into the deadly webs of Sarantium. Lord of Emperors is the sequel to Sailing to Sarantium.

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