Fofo’s CBRIII Review #25 – Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay

Target: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sailing to Sarantium

Profile: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

When I finished Kay’s The Summer Tree, I was annoyed that I had already bought a copy of Sailing to Sarantium.  The former is an overwritten homage to a style of fantasy that has been done to death, but the later is a shockingly delightful piece of historical fiction with just a dash of fantasy.  Kay’s awkward writing style is gone, replaced with a tight, but complex narrative that had me hanging on every word.  It is an excellent novel.

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