Last summer, I read all of Guy Gavriel Kay’s historical fantasy novels that had been published up until then (River of Stars was only published. Praise. Praise for The Fionovar Tapestry “Kay has delivered such a magnificent volume that I can’t praise it enough. The Fionavar Tapestry is a work that will. Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called the [ ].

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It was so strange To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A passionate battle between good and evil And if that doesn’t convince you enough, I already bought the next book and have begun reading it at the time of writing this review.

Which is a pity, because I felt there were some interesting ideas buried in here: Eventually, war comes from north, where the stirrings of Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller, the foe of the Tapestry and enemy of Light, first become apparent. He told me to avoid the trilogy, though, because he knew I would hate it. I tried to read this book these books as it’s a trilogy some years ago and was, shall we say, far from enamored with them.

The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Book ratings by Goodreads. Nostalgia read, sparked by a bookclub desire to read the series. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Kevin, Paul, Kim, Jennifer and Dave are all extremely believable characters, indeed Kay is careful even before we get into the fantasy world to make certain that we know something of the background of each of them and where they come from.

I mean, quite the weight of the world itself hint: I can see the beginnings of some of tye favorite books here. I found all my treee assessments of the characters, the morose one, the grumpy summed, the bubbly girl, quite inadequate, just as they would be were I meeting these people in reality, indeed as a postgraduate student myself I found empathizing with the characters all the easier.


The Fionavar Tapestry Book 1: The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay

Next The Fionavar Tapestry Book 2: Don’t love it, but I do like it, a little. However, this book was written fuonavar earlier than the ones I have previously read, so I was a bit worried going in to it. But then that done, he seems to just give it up until the end.

Paperbackpages. I constantly got confused between Kevin and Paul, and sumner that the rest were more cardboard-y than alive, tre when they arrived in Fionavar.

This is a series to be savored. What can I say? We’ve got standard Fantasy tropes everywhere we look. Five Canadian university students travel to a secondary fantasy world, Fionavar supposedly to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Ailell dan Art, High King of Brennin. A time of celebration of the soul, despite not being sure if it will live up to the expectations at the end.

The Fionavar Tapestry is an epic, old school style fantasy trilogy. Listen to something that moves you while you read it, something that has its roots in loss and sacrifice but also in love, and I suspect it’ll be seared into your memory more than a decade from now as well.

The man can writeand he does so tastefully. Given a chance fionavsr book’s story “can” draw you in.

Yes, there are dwarves who delve in the earth and there are elf-equivalents lios alfar but they behave in GGK ways, not just Tolkien ways. In this land of gods and myth, each of them is forced to discover what they are and what they are willing to do, as Fionavar stands on the brink of a terrifying war against a dark, vengeful god Works by Guy Gavriel Kay.


The Summer Tree

It was slow and the general pacing could have been much improved, whether by actual plot or just the illusion of things happening, but once I got over that, I discovered that the whole book was nothing more than a novel about character discovery. View all 17 comments.

If you like epic fantasy, I’d recommend you summet them both. Description Taken ffionavar a realm of magic and war, five men and women from our world embark on an epic journey in the first novel in Guy Gavriel Kay’s classic, critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry.

I also noticed a little inconsistency in the way some of the five spoke, in that sometimes their language would match the slightly archaic style of the residents of Fionavar, sometimes be more like modern English, this I could’ve understood if it were gradual or something they picked up over time, but it didn’t seem to bear any particular kind of pattern, indeed while there is some reason that one of the students due to what they undergo would speak as the fionavae of Fionavar do, with the others it is a little less certain.

The Summer Tree (Fionavar Tapestry, book 1) by Guy Gavriel Kay

The basic story is a simple one that many other fantasy novels and series have used. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Thank you to all the awesome friends from the Kay Squad!!! One of my favourite tionavar. The young heroes from our own world have gained power and maturity from their sufferings and adventures in Fionavar.

That night, a song that Kevin sings reawakens Paul’s ghosts. The tale of five university kids stumbling into Fionavar unfolded beautifully.