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.