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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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Kay is a poet and is able to have his characters, modern day 20 somethings, proclaim their love for each other in the style of epic poets or make huge declarations of war and it never feels cheesy or remotely out of place and I’ve never, ever encountered another author who could pull that off.

Early Kay though it may be, though, it’s still Kay, and no one but no one can play the heartstrings in quite the same way.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I call it respect for the reader. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It is a book that makes one proud to be working in the same genre as its author. I’m referring to the need to pull ordinary people from our modern world and putting them dab square in a Fantasy.

Especially if you like fantasy, and especially if you’re willing to commit to thousands of pages of fantasy reading because there is a mammoth cliffhanger at the end of this bookit is worth picking up.

That being said, this novel wasn’t too bad.

The initial transition from Toronto to Fionavar is a bit rough. This complexity in character means that as the five change and grow through what they go through in Fionavar, I could never exactly predict how they’d react to certain situations or where the plot would take them. First, I’d think whoever was asking me to go was on drugs, and I would call the police so they could come pick up the crazy man wearing a robe But do yourself a favour, and don’t skip it.

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The Summer Tree

Unable to tue 2nd copy of owned book 2 56 Jun 06, The moment and manner of telling are the apex of the experience, making you giddy with the enchantment of it!!! I was, in short, as miserable as only a heartbroken year-old girl can be. 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 fionavarr be seared into your memory more than a decade from now as well.

Jordan, all of it somewhat dated by the heavy influences of the time it was written in, the 80’s. Wheel of time anyone? Pages to import images to Wikidata. Ysanne the Seer recognizes Kim as the successor foretold by her dreams.

One of the benefits of reading an older series is not having to wait for the next installment. It has beauty, grit, complexity, darkness, and corruption, all subtly woven into the narrative by Kay’s gorgeous prose.

About The Summer Tree Unabridged? I got into the book by this door, fioanvar it continued to surprise and amaze. The Fionavar Tapestry will provide you with the much needed Tolkienesque fixperhaps a shade darker and fionavxr touch more sensual than the fionsvar.

I loved Brandon and was in love with Kay. I read the Narnia stories when I was little, and to be honest, I think C. Looking for More Great Reads? The Summer Tree starts off in Toronto, with five Canadian students who are all attending a lecture given by the fionavsr Celtic expert Lorenzo Marcus, who is not given to making public appearances.

You know how desperate my thirteen year-old self was? The ending scene is one example. I needn’t have worried. Perhaps they will in the sequels, but there is so far no indication that they are thinking that way, which baffles me.

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But I could barely like it.

Non sono venuto qui per mostrarvi la via. Kay is just far too demanding of his readers in this book. It is not Tigana. Or at least I would have been more forgiving back then, but at this point in my life, with many years of reading fantasy epics behind me, I just had a hard time mustering up much enthusiasm for this story. Foonavar the whole, The Summer Tree is a fine first novel, and promises many great fionavsr to follow in the rest of the series.

If he’s willing to waste his time like that, he doesn’t seem so intimidating to me.

The Fionavar Tapestry Book 1: The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay – Archaeologies of the Weird

Nov 22, mark monday rated it really liked it Shelves: What struck me the most with this particular book was the feeling I got while the story started to unfold from its pages.

A complete joy to read. And so begins this magical portal fantasy.

I really enjoyed this story. The next thd, Jennifer meets Brendel of the lios alfar and some of his people and goes riding dummer them.

While on holiday with them in the Netherlands I was thrown from my seat on a bus and injured my spine, which left me bedridden and unable to attend the goodbyes. There’s a gravity to it, a holiness and a reverence that makes you want to talk about its legends and history in a hushed voice.

If you love books full of feelings, with complex characters, elegant prose and masterful writing, you’re gonna love The Summer Tree. Open Preview See a Problem?