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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I wish he had given me that way to connect to the characters, because honestly? I think of this book often. I probably won’t be reading the second book based on the mediocrity of this one. I’m sure it possesses a certain charm and that maybe the series turns into a compelling read in the later books. Retrieved from ” https: Recently I’ve seen some reviews by people whom I’ve agreed fionaar I’m going to start my review of this book with some, at least slightly negative comments, so The Summer Tree is one foonavar those books that change your perception of the world forever afterward.

Rakoth Maugrimdefeated and chained a thousand years ago, has broken free of his prison—and Jennifer’s kidnappers have sent her to him at his fortress of Starkadh. It took a summre time to get into this novel, but I’ll give it this: This got me confused a couple of times at the beginning.

Summer Tree, The: Book One of the Fionavar Tapestry

Open Fiohavar See a Problem? The small moments of significance in life which become larger in the pages of a story — the opening words of a love affair, the parting conversation left unfinished — are earth-shattering in Fionavar.

Kay offers a tantalising verisimilitude. I’d argued with my family about the breakup. I don’t hate it, but it is the worst writing of Kay’s career. What a glorious feeling! Dec 24, Jane Jago rated it it was amazing.

Only in Fionavar, the prime creation, which all the others imperfectly reflect, is the lore gathered and preserved that tells of how to bridge the worlds – and even there the years have not dealt kindly with ancient wisdom. There is often something wonderfully immediate in Kay’s prose, whether describing a city under drought, a battle against dark creatures, a humorous tavern brawl, or most horribly yet most vividly, torture and it’s survival.


The quality of the available map is questionable and I was lost very often. On the second night, Galadan appears but is driven away by a grey dog. But in escaping she discovers her house holds the gateway to the Realm shmmer Bellania Kim accompanies Ysanne to fionvaar cottage by the lake where Ysanne calls on Eilathena water spirit, to awaken Kim’s latent Seer powers; Ysanne then passes to Kim the Baelrath, or Warstone, a red stone set in a ring.

Charlie Keeper has been forced from her home by a bloodthirsty and terrifying stranger. However, I found it remained satisfying, almost as delicious, just as emotional and evocative, and somehow, even more balanced than I remembered.

I loved Brandon and was in love with Kay. 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….

Overall, it was a wonderful beginning to a heartwarming and heartbreaking story that I can already tell will join the ranks of beloved books that I will be rereading in years to come.

Those who were first introduced to Kay through his historical fantasy novels will find the routes of some of his ideas in this early trilogy. I have been very lucky for now and everything I have had the pleasure of reading by him has brought me much more pleasure than disappointment. Those are very large words, but I truly believe this book is large enough to fit into such a reputation. I was moved over and over again by the story, the writing, the characters This being his first novel, it’s a bit weaker here.

I read the whole trilogy in two days. But instead of trouncing on customs and cultures, the five took their own unique paths, be it light or very dark.


For they are a long-awaited part of the pattern known as the Fionavar Tapestry, and only if they accepted their destiny would the armies of the Light stand any chance of surviving the wrath the Unraveller and his minions of darkness intend to unleash upon the world… This incredible journey in a unique world is told in Kay’s usual elegant prose and his typical writing style, full of poetry, rhythm and realism. Kevin, Paul, Dave, Kimberly, and Jennifer all have their roles to play in the coming wars and they each have their private struggles with fear and anger and regret before they can realize their destinies.

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Another hint that he’s doing quite well is that this is at least my fourth reread of fionnavar trilogy, though Fionvar could well have read it vionavar than that. Gay Gavriel Kay is an incredible writer and his world building as fantastic. Dave, he thought, oh, Martyniuk, what have you done?

This helps the reader become quickly involved with the storyline and care about what happens to the main protagonists. Five university students embark on a journey of self-discovery when they enter a realm of wizards and warriors, gods and mythical creatures–and good and evil… It all began with a lecture that introduced five university students to a man who would change their lives, a wizard who would take them from Earth to the heart of the first of all worlds–Fionavar.

Edie from Derby It’s OK but the kids in it didn’t work for me. Frankly, upon finishing this book, I’m inclined to agree with the favorable critics. I don’t think it’s objectively a bad book.