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  1. says:

    this is a wonderful novel it is hard to love at first sometimes you get to know people who seem automatically awkward whose social style is stilted composed of uotes from movies or off putting attempts to be clever insistin

  2. says:

    I read this book for one of my group challenges and I’m so glad I did as it was awesome Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  3. says:

    “There are kinds of action for good or ill that lie so far outside the boundaries of normal behaviour that they force us in acknowledging that they have occurred to restructure our own understanding of reality”If you missed Gandalf and the Fellowship of the Ring miss them no The Fionavar Tapestry will provide you with the much needed Tolkienesue fix perhaps a shade darker and a touch sensual than the original It is a five st

  4. says:

    The first thought I had when I read the description was Gawd not again groaning moaning I've read attempted to read enough Tolkien wannabes with elves orcs and swords and had enough Then I read extremely favorable reviews on GR about this book It piued my curiosity Wait what This is how Tolkien should be writtenWhat theFrankly upon finishing this book I'm inclined to agree with the favorable critics This is v

  5. says:

    Five Canadian college students are transported to a magical kingdom and all of them are pretty blasé about it Their lack of reaction cued me in pretty early on that I wasn’t going to like this book None of these characters felt like real people to me; the students are pretty interchangeable one’s a bit crankier one has guilt two possess vaginas and they all completely lack one of the most important things in my opinion for a

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    435 A buddy read with the awesome Kay Suad Fantasy Buddy Reads Group Every time I pick up a book by GGK I am filled with anticipation almost eual to that of children opening presents on Christmas Day morning The first night of Hanukkah A time of celebration of the soul despite not being sure if it will live up to the expectations at the en

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    This will serve as my review of the entire Fionovar Tapestry Spoiler pearl clutchers beware there be dragons of plot and theme reveals hereConfession I am a bit of a Reuiem fanatic I own several versions of the Verdi the Mozart the Brahms and copies of the Cherubini Berlioz Dvorak and Benjamin Britten Reuiems an

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    ”But above all he could wait wait as the cycles of men turned like the wheel of stars as the very stars shifted pattern under the press of years There would come a time when the watch slackened when one of the five guardians would falter Then could he in darkest secrecy exert his strength to summon aid and there would come a day when Rak

  9. says:

    Buddy read with the fabulous Kay Suad at FBRAn amazing masterpiece by a brilliant writerWhit this book Kay manages to give you a story in which you can get lost and forget yourself reading for hours on end Five university students embark on a journey of self discovery when they enter a realm of wizards and warriors gods

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    I'm of two minds with this work I think I'd rather give this one a 35 on sheer enjoyability having the reaction that I'd read this all

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To be For the five were 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 when the Unraveller unleashed his wrath upon the worl Buddy read with the fabulous Kay Suad at FBRAn amazing masterpiece by a brilliant writerWhit this book Kay manages to give you a story in which you can get lost and forget yourself reading for hours on end 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 evilIt 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 And take them Loren Silvercloak did for his need the need of Fionavar and all the worlds was great indeedAnd in a marvellous land of men and dwarves of wizards and gods five young people discovered who they were truly meant to be 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 The Fionavar Tapestry cover art by Don Maitz and Janny WurtsThis incredible journey in a uniue world is told in Kay s usual elegant prose and his typical writing style full of poetry rhythm and realism While Kay is a deeply colourful writer for the most part he manages to never sacrifice character for poetry or portray his world just in the hollow tones of an epic saga 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 survivalWhat struck me the most with this particular book was the feeling I got while the story started to unfold from its pages Kay does something extraordinary here He ll make you feel as if you are not reading It sounds absurd I know But it s a fact Somewhere after the first few chapters you will suddenly realise that you feel as if your sitting cuddled next to your loved ones in a huge hall in front of a bright fire with a big mug of mead in your hands listening to a great bard tell you a wonderful gripping story that will leave you hanging on to his every word And that is Kay s greatest talentIf you love epic fantasy especially Tolkien type you re gonna love The Summer TreeIf you love books full of feelings with complex characters elegant prose and masterful writing you re gonna love The Summer TreeIf you love fairy tales told by the fire and want to forget yourself for a little while within the pages of a wonderful book The Summer Tree is your perfect choiceFind this review and on my book review and cover art blog The Magic Book Corner Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling part of the Cities of God pattern known as the Fionavar Tapestry and only if they accepted their destiny would the armies of the Light stand any chance of surviving when the Unraveller unleashed his wrath upon the worl Buddy read with the fabulous Kay Suad at FBRAn amazing masterpiece by a brilliant writerWhit this book Kay manages to give you a story in which you can get lost and forget yourself reading for hours on end 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 evilIt 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 And take them Loren Silvercloak did for his need the need of Fionavar and all the worlds was great indeedAnd in a marvellous land of men and dwarves of wizards and gods five young Gravitys Rainbow people discovered who they were truly meant to be For they are a long awaited Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone part of the Pretend God Is Deaf 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 The Fionavar Tapestry cover art by Don Maitz and Janny WurtsThis incredible journey in a uniue world is told in Kay s usual elegant Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide prose and his typical writing style full of Las Puertas Del Amor poetry rhythm and realism While Kay is a deeply colourful writer for the most Discoveries part he manages to never sacrifice character for A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 poetry or Idenics portray his world just in the hollow tones of an epic saga There is often something wonderfully immediate in Kay s Night Owl Loonette 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 survivalWhat struck me the most with this Deadshifted (Edie Spence, particular book was the feeling I got while the story started to unfold from its El agujero del infierno pages Kay does something extraordinary here He ll make you feel as if you are not reading It sounds absurd I know But it s a fact Somewhere after the first few chapters you will suddenly realise that you feel as if your sitting cuddled next to your loved ones in a huge hall in front of a bright fire with a big mug of mead in your hands listening to a great bard tell you a wonderful gripping story that will leave you hanging on to his every word And that is Kay s greatest talentIf you love epic fantasy especially Tolkien type you re gonna love The Summer TreeIf you love books full of feelings with complex characters elegant The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) prose and masterful writing you re gonna love The Summer TreeIf you love fairy tales told by 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It all began with a lecture that introduced five university students to a man who would change their lives a wizard who could take them from Earth to the heart of the first of all worlds Fionavar And take them Loren Silvercloak did for his need There are kinds of action for good or ill that lie so far outside the boundaries of normal behaviour that they force us in acknowledging that they have occurred to restructure our own understanding of reality If you missed Gandalf and the Fellowship of the Ring miss them no The Fionavar Tapestry will provide you with the much needed Tolkienesue fix perhaps a shade darker and a touch sensual than the original It is a five star compulsory read for the lovers of this style and an optional diversion for all the other readers Fionavar the first of the worlds which all other imperfectly reflect is in grave peril An ancient evil Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller stirs and must be defeated again even though the age of heroes has long gone by And because on the Loom of the Weaver the tapestry is woven into a multiple somewhat connected worlds of which each and every one reflects Fionavar in some way the design mirrors Zelazny s Amber in this regard it is possible to look for help outside the constraints of immediate reality More specifically it is possible to reach out to modern day Toronto where five unsuspecting young people do not know that under a guise of an unusual sightseeing offer comes a chance to become something they ever dreamt of becoming There are five main protagonists of whom each gives their own distinct POV and colours the tapestry with a different threadKimberly the knowing one Kevin the lover boy Jennifer the beautiful one Paul the one eaten alive with grief Dave the rebel The Five Companions are a pillar of the main story as a group but they are also pushed and prodded by the author individually through their own arcs This is done unevenly as some members of the Five get attention than others This however is understandable taking into consideration that there are two books to come But also fortunate for the main protagonists as those who take on the main burden of the developing story onto their shoulders need to take on a lot I mean uite the weight of the world itself hint get your tissues ready You will find motifs that were expanded and explored thoroughly in Kay s later novels friendship betrayal sacrifice power love generational strife and change facing and evading one s destiny There is a density of emotions and an entanglement of life and death light and darkness obligations and desires Kay offers a tantalising verisimilitude Definitely one can say that it is not as refined as mature Kay but still very engaging What I liked in the very Tolkienesue way of showing and telling I had all my Tolkien senses overindulged What a glorious feeling is that Kay proves that each and every one of ordinary us carries an epic hero within ready to emerge from the mundane if given a chance a spark of possibility and a courage to step up to the taskWhat I didn t like that much is the narrative jumping from one POV to another within each chapter This got me confused a couple of times at the beginning The prose is definitely less refined with ragged edges in the narrative Readers get the story proper plus Fionavar s history and mythology as a bonus It s like Kay tries to throw half of his own Silmarilion into the bargain The cultural human and geographic detail is given in a flurry of names and the reader has no idea what is crucial and should be remembered what can be interesting but can be stored away upon acknowledgment The uality of the available map is uestionable and I was lost very often A book of this density really should have an extended appendix with maps names and a brief historical and cultural overview of Fionavar These minor issues notwithstanding The Summer Tree has been a real treat for me The branches or should I write the threads of the story grow and form amazing patterns that would have a lesser writer entirely lost in such vast design I wouldn t recommend the book if it s meant to be your fist Kay s novel but eually if you are a fan of his style don t let it wait too long on your to read shelfAlso in the series 2 The Wandering Fire3 The Darkest Road Las Puertas Del Amor provide you with the much needed Tolkienesue fix Discoveries perhaps a shade darker and a touch sensual than the original It is a five star compulsory read for the lovers of this style and an optional diversion for all the other readers Fionavar the first of the worlds which all other imperfectly reflect is in grave A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 peril An ancient evil Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller stirs and must be defeated again even though the age of heroes has long gone by And because on the Loom of the Weaver the tapestry is woven into a multiple somewhat connected worlds of which each and every one reflects Fionavar in some way the design mirrors Zelazny s Amber in this regard it is Idenics possible to look for help outside the constraints of immediate reality More specifically it is Night Owl Loonette possible to reach out to modern day Toronto where five unsuspecting young Deadshifted (Edie Spence, people do not know that under a guise of an unusual sightseeing offer comes a chance to become something they ever dreamt of becoming There are five main El agujero del infierno protagonists of whom each gives their own distinct POV and colours the tapestry with a different threadKimberly the knowing one Kevin the lover boy Jennifer the beautiful one Paul the one eaten alive with grief Dave the rebel The Five Companions are a The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) pillar of the main story as a group but they are also Teddy pushed and Calling Me Home prodded by the author individually through their own arcs This is done unevenly as some members of the Five get attention than others This however is understandable taking into consideration that there are two books to come But also fortunate for the main The Taint of Lovecraft protagonists as those who take on the main burden of the developing story onto their shoulders need to take on a lot I mean uite the weight of the world itself hint get your tissues ready You will find motifs that were expanded and explored thoroughly in Kay s later novels friendship betrayal sacrifice Mr. Francis Wife power love generational strife and change facing and evading one s destiny There is a density of emotions and an entanglement of life and death light and darkness obligations and desires Kay offers a tantalising verisimilitude Definitely one can say that it is not as refined as mature Kay but still very engaging What I liked in the very Tolkienesue way of showing and telling I had all my Tolkien senses overindulged What a glorious feeling is that Kay The Shadow People proves that each and every one of ordinary us carries an epic hero within ready to emerge from the mundane if given a chance a spark of The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, possibility and a courage to step up to the taskWhat I didn t like that much is the narrative jumping from one POV to another within each chapter This got me confused a couple of times at the beginning The Degrees of Elevation prose is definitely less refined with ragged edges in the narrative Readers get the story Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels proper The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook plus Fionavar s history and mythology as a bonus It s like Kay tries to throw half of his own Silmarilion into the bargain The cultural human and geographic detail is given in a flurry of names and the reader has no idea what is crucial and should be remembered what can be interesting but can be stored away upon acknowledgment The uality of the available map is uestionable and I was lost very often A book of this density really should have an extended appendix with maps names and a brief historical and cultural overview of Fionavar These minor issues notwithstanding The Summer Tree has been a real treat for me The branches or should I write the threads of the story grow and form amazing Vietnam Perkasie patterns that would have a lesser writer entirely lost in such vast design I wouldn t recommend the book if it s meant to be your fist Kay s novel but eually if you are a fan of his style don t let it wait too long on your to read shelfAlso in the series 2 The Wandering Fire3 The Darkest Road

free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Guy Gavriel Kay

The need of Fionavar and all the worlds was great indeedAnd in a marvelous land of men and dwarves of wizards and gods and of the Unraveller and his minions of Darkness Kimberly Dave Jennifer Kevin and Paul discovered who they were truly meant The first thought I had when I read the description was Gawd not again groaning moaning I ve read attempted to read enough Tolkien wannabes with elves orcs and swords and had enough Then I read extremely favorable reviews on GR about this book It piued my curiosity Wait what This is how Tolkien should be writtenWhat theFrankly upon finishing this book I m inclined to agree with the favorable critics This is very much like LotR so much that I can see many fans either loving it or hating it Kay plays and works his magic in Tolkien s idealistic framework The good v evil conflict is the same the inhabitants of Fionavar mirror that of Middle Earth s and even the characters particularly the women though I will get to that are strikingly similar to the leading lady cast of LotR So many elements overlap that I initially felt annoyed at the sameness but as I got further into the book I was surprised by how uniue this entire story wasFirst off this was an EPIC STORY Fionavar as the first of all worlds is the core for all our mythology and legends All other worlds spin off Fionavar which means Fionavar is home to all these myths Even though we are viewing this world through the eyes of five seemingly ordinary Canadian university students Fionavar never ceases to lose that EPIC STORY feel partially because of the EPIC heroes and villains and partially because the students themselves attain somewhat EPIC status themselves Initially the characters felt a little awkward Maybe it s a demi generational gap but the their thoughts and behaviors did not feel natural or all that interesting I constantly got confused between Kevin and Paul and felt that the rest were cardboard y than alive especially when they arrived in Fionavar I took issue that no one uestioned how freaking bizarre it was to be taken to a whole different world But after getting over that initial hump well Mind BlownThe tale of five university kids stumbling into Fionavar unfolded beautifully I initially cringed at the thought of modern day people bringing their modern day ideals and airs into a swords and sorcery age But instead of trouncing on customs and cultures the five took their own uniue paths be it light or very dark In walking this road the five were uickly swallowed into Fionavar body and soul and became than just Kevin Laine or just Jennifer Lowell It actually seems appropriate to say that they became avatars of the complex ideals that make up Fionavar This world is alive people It has its own customs its own mythos and its own presence Very uickly the book became as much about Fionavar as it was about the five Fionavar is no happy fairy land It has beauty grit complexity darkness and corruption all subtly woven into the narrative by Kay s gorgeous prose The man can write and he does so tastefully Unlike many modern fantasy writers nothing about his prose felt gratuitous and the uality rather than uantity of his prose communicated the mood of the scene I felt completely enraptured by the world of Fionavar and very very few books have transported me mind and spirit into its worldThe one major thing that I do take issue with is his treatment of women in the book particularly Jennifer s story The reviews prepped me for something awful and I m glad I got some notice Now since I am affected I am going to assume that this view spoilerrape hide spoiler