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Emperors picks up the story of the overwhelmed but still tenacious Crispin, now Imperial Mosaicist to Valerius II and thoroughly steeped in the machinations of Sarantium--not to mention being personally entangled in the lives of the emperor, the empress, and now his own queen, the exiled Gisel. Lord of Emperors also sends a new protagonist sailing into Sarantium, an unassuming country doctor who--like Caius--has found himself thrust into a position of great potential and peril, a victim of both circumstance and his own competence and moxie. The two struggle to stay afloat in Sarantium's swirling intrigues, as Valerius prepares for war in Crispin's homeland and unexplained, ghostly fires flicker around the city.
A touching, literate, and doggedly intelligent book, Lord of Emperors continues to prove Kay's mastery of historical fantasy (Sarantium being a well-researched analog to sixth-century Byzantium under Justinian and Theodora), as he gracefully spins a rich, convincing weave of legend and history. While other fantasy titles might have us imagine our lives as great heroes, Kay leaves a far more lasting impression by celebrating the heroics and passions of ordinary people who possess extraordinary character and spirit. --Paul Hughes
Too many sexual fantasies of writer portray on charactors. Should be rated "R" up front. Also a little too much description of each situation with each charactor, over and over and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Denise Lyday
Book 1, Sailing to Sarantium,was good, but this follow up book was fantastic. I'm a big GGK fan, and this is possibly my favorite book of his that I've read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by BellaGrace
A wonderful and necessary sequel to Sailing to SaranitumPublished 7 months ago by Christopher W. Phelps
Although I understand that this book was a "duology", the story is identical to the story from "Sailing to Sarantium". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kristin
Really enjoyed this series. I've never been disappointed by this author!Published 17 months ago by Joanne Dever
Well executed, well developed, it is one of the best books I've ever read. Congratulations Guy Gavriel Kay. Do more!Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've enjoyed reading Guy Gavriel Kay since I first came across the Summer Tree and the Fionavar Tapestry back in the 80's. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steve Wetherill
Clear visual picture of the empire, people and culture. Unexpected turns in a drama that pulled the reader forward. Excellent.Published 18 months ago by cjn