Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay

560 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous reflective slow-paced
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Guy Gavriel Kay, multiple award-winning author of The Fionavar Tapestry and Sailing to Sarantium , completes his magnificent tale of an alternate Byzantine world… In the golden city of Sarantium, a renowned mosaicist seeks to fill his artistic...

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Community Reviews Summary of 876 reviews

Moods

reflective 76%
emotional 64%
adventurous 53%
mysterious 35%
tense 33%
sad 28%
dark 23%
inspiring 20%
challenging 15%
hopeful 15%
funny 7%
informative 7%
relaxing 5%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 46%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 29% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 25%

Average rating

4.35

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