Poul Anderson KarenAnderson
- Title: Roma Mater
- Author: Poul Anderson KarenAnderson
- ISBN: 9780671656027
- Page: 289
- Format: Paperback
In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Magnus Maximus sends his prefect Gratillonius to western Gaul and the faraway land of Ys, a place shrouded in legend and ruled by a cruel and tyrannical king When the sovereign challenges Gratillonius to a duel, the envoy from Rome emerges victorious and claims the throne as the new king of Ys, inheriting a land whose religion, cultIn the waning days of the Roman Empire, Magnus Maximus sends his prefect Gratillonius to western Gaul and the faraway land of Ys, a place shrouded in legend and ruled by a cruel and tyrannical king When the sovereign challenges Gratillonius to a duel, the envoy from Rome emerges victorious and claims the throne as the new king of Ys, inheriting a land whose religion, culture, and history are entirely foreign He also gains the former king s nine wives, the Gallicenae, a powerful group of women to whom he must appear equally devoted despite his growing feelings for one in particular As he adjusts to his new role as ruler of Ys, Gratillonius must fight to keep his strange new country on its feet while the rest of the Roman Empire begins to crumble around him.
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ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.This review is for all four books in this series:The King of Ys is a historical fantasy -- it is set in our world just before the fall of the Roman Empire and it mixes in the legend of the mythical city of Ys which was built below sea level on the coast of Brittany. Many of the characters in The King of Ys (Roman emperors, Christian saints, etc) are based on legendary and real historical figures and Poul and Karen Anderson include plenty of footnotes which [...]
“God’s hand touches a man and that man turns into one whom others will follow though it be past the gates of Hell.”Excellent old-fashioned historical fiction/fantasy. Well-researched fourth century setting. Draws the reader into many aspects life. Invented a religion out of whole cloth, but used it to compare and contrast with existing ones. “Despair was for afterwards. He still had work to do.”Punctuation irregularities and errors, perhaps optical scanning glitches. “Magic is ever a [...]
What a great beginning to a great fantasy/historical series. A Roman centurion, Gratillonius, is dispatched to make an alliance with the fabled city of Ys in Western Gaul, and ends up becoming its ruelr in the dying days of the Western Empire. This series is set in the era of Arthurian myths, but from a Continental (Breton) perspecitve. Religions (Christianity, Mithraism, Celtic and Roman polytheism) clash, empires tumble and are relaced by kingdoms. There are fantastic elements but they are rea [...]
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