Category Archives: Emperors Reviews

Review by Joe Milicia, for the New York Review of Science Fiction.

Reprinted with kind permission. “Vollendet das ewige Werk!”-“Completed, the eternal work!”-cries Wotan at first sight of the newly built Valhalla in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Ideally, that is what the fan of Guy Gavriel Kay should be crying, upon closing the … Continue reading

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Review by Victoria Hoyle of Eve’s Alexandria

Lord of Emperors Review by Victoria Hoyle of Eve’s Alexandria Let me begin candidly: Lord of Emperors only confirms the burgeoning suspicion I had at the end of Sailing to Sarantium. The Sarantine Mosaic is, for me, one of *the* … Continue reading

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Mosaics and charioteers: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sarantine Mosaic

Review by Jo Walton. This review originally appeared here at tor.com, along with reader comments, and is reproduced with permission. Your experience of reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sarantine Mosaic Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors is likely to be … Continue reading

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Review by Kate Nepveu

Copyright July 31, 2000. Originally posted to rec.arts.sf.written. More of Kate’s reviews can be found at http://www.steelypips.org/elsewhere.html “There were those in the Hippodrome that day for whom the racing held more importance than mighty events of war and succession and … Continue reading

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Pieces of History

Review by Cheryl Morgan for her online magazine, Emerald City. It is a lost art, mosaic making. Few craftsmen these days can make a picture from a myriad coloured stones, let alone master the higher art of doing so in … Continue reading

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Review by Wayne MacLaurin

for SFsite.com Guy Gavriel Kay is a true craftsman. His work is incredibly expansive and rich in detail. And, as is often the case with great artists, it takes Kay some considerable time to develop his masterpieces. It’s been two … Continue reading

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New Standards of the Historical Fantasy Genre

Reviewed by Doug Barbour for The Edmonton Journal Finally, two years after Sailing to Sarantium, Guy Gavriel Kay has given us the second panel, so to speak, of The Sarantine Mosaic, his truly astonishing historical fantasy of another world’s ancient … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble

Art for Fantasy’s Sake Review by Bill Sheehan for Barnes & Noble Guy Gavriel Kay’s Lord of Emperors triumphantly concludes the massive, two-volume historical fantasy collectively entitled The Sarantine Mosaic. Sailing to Sarantium, the opening volume, appeared last year and … Continue reading

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From Tapestry to Mosaic: The Fantasy Novels of Guy Gavriel Kay

A dialogue between Christopher Cobb and Mary Anne Mohanraj This article appears courtesy of Mary Anne Mohanraj and Christopher Cobb, and first appeared in Strange Horizons ezine. ___________________________________________________ Guy Gavriel Kay, one of the major fantasy authors of our time, … Continue reading

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GGK’s Later Novels: The History behind the Books

This summation appears courtesy of Mary Anne Mohanraj and Christopher Cobb, and first appeared in Strange Horizons ezine. Each of Kay’s later novels is patterned after a different southern European culture and its history. The story in Tigana is modeled … Continue reading

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