Ys has fallen, murdered by her god in an act of senile vengeance. Now Gratillonius, once King of Ys, must strive to save a remnant of his people from utter destruction – then use them to rescue civilization itself, as the light that once was Rome flickers out and barbarian night descends upon the world. In the process, he will give rise to a legend that will ring down the corridors of time...
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.