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Sailing to Sarantium (Macedonian)

Pub: Ikona

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Sailing to Sarantium (French paperback)

Artist: Gilles Cornu  Pub: J’ai Lu

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Cover Art of Sailing to Sarantium (Canadian paperback)

Artist: Cathy MacLean Pub: Penguin

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Croatian edition)

Artist: Igor Kordev  Publisher: Algoritam  

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Canadian Hardcover)

Artist: Cathy MacLean. Pub: Penguin Canada.

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Review by Victoria Hoyle

of Eve’s Alexandria Sailing to Sarantium I have a set of bright memories associated with various of Guy Gavriel Kay’s novels: Sitting, aged 13, grief-stricken and sobbing in a cold bath having finished “The Darkest Road”, the final weft in … Continue reading

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Review by Thomas Wagner

 on his website SF Reviews.Net For SAILING TO SARANTIUM Reprinted with kind permission. In truest Kay fashion, the 40-page prologue to Sailing to Sarantium—this modern master’s first foray into series fiction since The Fionavar Tapestry over a decade earlier—could stand … Continue reading

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

Reprinted with kind permission. It must be a special satisfaction for historians writing about Late Antiquity to be able to use the phrase “Byzantine intrigue” and mean it quite literally. A reviewer of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sailing to Sarantiumat least … Continue reading

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Art for Fantasy’s Sake

Sailing to Sarantium Reviewed by Bill Sheehan for Barnes & Noble Guy Gavriel Kay’s career in fantasy began with his editorial contributions to J.R.R. Tolkien’s posthumous epic, The Silmarillion. Since then, he has established himself as a remarkable and original … Continue reading

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Review by Kate Nepveu.

 Copyright May 12, 1999. Originally posted to rec.arts.sf.written. More of Kate’s reviews can be found at http://www.steelypips.org/elsewhere.html “To say of a man that he was sailing to Sarantium was to say that his life was on the cusp of change: … Continue reading

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Review by Allie Sawyer for the ezine Dark Moon Rising.

Sailing to Sarantium Allie’s column of reviews is called ‘From the Observatory’ and she uses a rating system with scoring out of 5 moons. Unlike such prolific authors as Piers Anthony, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Raymond Feist, Guy Gavriel Kay … Continue reading

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Review by Doug Barbour, for The Edmonton Journal

Sailing to Sarantium For some time now, Canada’s Guy Gavriel Kay has been recognized as one of the finest writers of high fantasy in the world. He first achieved fame with one of the finest post-Tolkien fantasy trilogies, The Fionavar … Continue reading

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Review by Dena Taylor – Sailing to Sarantium

This review is part of an upcoming book on GGK being published by NIMROD PRESS (New Lambton, NSW, Australia) in the BABEL HANDBOOKS series. In Sailing to Sarantium, Volume One of The Sarantine Mosaic, Kay moves east in his secondary … Continue reading

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On Sailing to Sarantium, by Dena Taylor

by Dena Taylor This was first published as a review in TransVersions 10, Toronto: Orchid Press, 1999 In Sailing to Sarantium, Volume One of The Sarantine Mosaic, Guy Gavriel Kay moves east in his secondary world and three hundred years … 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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The Creative Construction of History in Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Sarantine Mosaic

by Jillian Hatch, 2005 As Holly E. Ordway recognizes in her essay, “The World-Building of Guy Gavriel Kay,” “Kay’s work is notable in that he makes extensive use of sources from […] the ‘primary world,’” such as “literature, mythology, and … 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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Reading Passage from Sailing to Sarantium (Book 1 of The Sarantine Mosaic)

Passage from Chapter One of Sailing to Sarantium He came to, slowly, and gradually became aware of painful, flickering light and the scent of perfume. Not lavender. His head hurt, not altogether unexpectedly. The flour sack had been removed-obviously: he … Continue reading

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Map of Sarantium

Artist: Martin Springett

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (New U.S.A.)

Artist: Larry Rostant  Design: Ray Lundgren  Pub: Penguin  

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (U.S.A. edition)

 Artist: Keith Birdsong. Pub: HarperPrism

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (UK hardback)

Artist: Geoff Taylor. Pub: Earthlight.

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Spanish hardback)

Artist: Cathy MacLean (adapted) Pub: Plaza & Janés

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Polish edition)

Artist: Based on Cathy McLean’s Canadian covers, these designs are by an artist as yet unknown  Pub: Zysk i S-ka.

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (German edition)

The title ‘Das Komplott‘ means ‘The Conspiracy‘. Artist: Donato Giancola  Pub: Heyne Verlag

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium, book 2 (German edition)

Artist: Donato Giancola  Pub: Heyne Verlag

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (French paperback)

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Croatian hardback)

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (New Canadian)

Cover Design: Lisa Jager Publisher: Penguin

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Canadian paperback)

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French Canadian edition of Sailing to Sarantium

Artist: Jacques Lamontagne Pub: Alire

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