Volume II of one of the great epic fantasies of this decade.
Set in the misty time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of our own age, Roma Mater chronicled the coming of Gratillonius, the Roman Prefect who became a King. Book II, Gallicenae, is the story of his nine queens, and penetrates to the very heart of the legend.
Karen Kruse Anderson is the widow and sometime co-author of Poul Anderson, and mother-in-law of writer Greg Bear. She wrote the first published science fiction haiku (or scifaiku), ''Six Haiku'' in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, in July 1962, and is one of the founders of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She has been invested as a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and is active both in Sherlockian groups and in the Los Angeles Science-Fantasy Society.
Karen Anderson. Wikipedia.
The King of Ys :: 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.