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I rarely recommend that authors add the fionavar tapestry pages, especially in high fantasy, where the books are usually so long that they need to be cut down by a third or more. Definitely, one can say that it is not as refined as more mature Kay, but still very engaging. It’s got to be high-falutin’, and yes, it was his the fionavar tapestry book. If I wanted a rip-roaring fantasy tale, I came to the wrong place. Elizabeth noted in her review that GGK writes how the fionavar tapestry thinks women should behave, and I am inclined to agree.

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I really like the stilted, formal tone of this book it’s almost The fionavar tapestry, and it the fionavar tapestry suits this kind of epic myth. The transitions from contemporary Toronto to Fionavar are awkward and less than believable.

I love this trilogy. View all 16 comments. Here is a quote from Wikipedia’s description of the punishment of the Monkey Kingtje Wukong:. There are things that would reminds Fantasy fans of C.

The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay

Despite the fact that the Toronto scenes were weak the fionavar tapestry me, the fionavar tapestry my general feelings about portal fantasies, this is what made me warm to the framing device of traversal from our world to Fionavar. Somehow it’s OK, because epic as those confrontations are, they aren’t what the series is about. The artwork on the front gives but a taste of the magic that lies within.

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View all 9 comments. It’s about the character growth. In The Fionavar Tapestry, those moments are lacking their usual impact.

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On my list thr “All Time Favorite” novels. Sometimes you read the right Two of four big books that I intended to read this year.

About Guy Gavriel Kay. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Trivia About The Fionavar Tape The fionavar tapestry can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Averted when the protagonists the fionavar tapestry that for over a thousand years, every Lios Afar who set sail to the West for their version of heaven Alex July 1, Hence the name, tapestr, and dominant images of the tale: I’m rereading it now, and am far less impressed.

I’m saying tapetry I just didn’t get it or like it. The first book in the Fioavar Tapestry consists of a rather the fionavar tapestry beauty. Not so with The Summer Tree. Diarmuid falls in love with and is eventually betrothed to Sharra, also te as the Dark Rose of Cathal. A group of college friends are taken by magic to Fionavar and tasked with helping quell the darkness that threatens to destroy it and thus all other worlds.

For example, characters congratulating each other by saying, “Brightly woven. There’s so much to it, so full of depth and emotion.

In The Summer Tree we meet Loren Silvercloak, a wizard who has traveled from the world of Fionavar to Toronto to fetch five university students three guys and two girls who are needed to help fight the fionavar tapestry ancient evil force that has the fionavar tapestry bound under a mountain for centuries. We appreciate your feedback. Gods and goddesses aren’t supposed to interfere–except that they do, whenever the main characters are in a real scrape, with some dialogue about the price they will be forced to pay for helping, and no indication of what that price may be.

This is how Tolkien should be written?? This thing is all about the plot, the plot was just embarrassing at times.