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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The Summer Tree
Also by Guy Gavriel Kay. It’s one of the best, if not the best, trilogy Suummer ever read. The books opens in our own world, at the University of Torontowhere the five main characters are all fellow students. He got thd right. 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.
Initially the characters felt a little awkward. Right off the bat, I noticed that this was tje an old trick that so much Fantasy and much SF seems almost “Required”, coming from the late seventies and eighties. I read the Narnia stories when I was little, and to be honest, I think C.
Lists with This Book. It reminds me of later works that are so huge I’m looking at you, WoT that it takes books before we start to even LIKE a particular character, or get impressed with how much he’s developed.
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay book review
Looking for More Great Reads? 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 th we know something of the background of each of them and where they come from.
I think I’d rather give this one a 3. No, I’m referring to the placement of words, the economy, and the sheer beauty of what was being conveyed. None of which should put you off, because they are first book hiccups that Kay soon learns to smooth away. It’s about the character growth. Epic Fantasy Fairy Tales Category: He groups his women into two broad categories: 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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If I got into the elves and the dwarves and gods we’d be here for a year. But now onto the first book of the trilogy, The Summer Tree. Wheel of time anyone? Perhaps they will in the sequels, but there is so far no indication that they are thinking that way, which baffles me. The first night of Hanukkah!!! The tale of five university kids stumbling into Fionavar unfolded beautifully. After being assured of the reality of Loren’s power, the five agree to go.
I took issue that no one questioned how freaking bizarre it was to be taken to a whole different world. Then you can show me the epic battle and expect me to care about everyone involved. Paul is bound naked to the Tree where he hangs for three days and nights, summe expecting that he will die. Fionafar you ask me what I love most in fantasy and to a lesser extent science fictionit’s seeing very normal, three dimensional characters in fantastical situations, faced with utter darkness and confusion and required to cope.
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
Not bad for a few Canadians, eh? We have to make room for them.
Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of many novels and a book of poetry. Sono qui per morire. Apr 01, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: I only really saw this in two places in the trilogy, one major, one minor with flaws.