Summer Tree, The: Book One of the Fionavar Tapestry
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Summer Tree, The: Book One of the Fionavar Tapestry

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The Summer Tree is the first novel of Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. 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. And take them Loren Silvercloak did, for his need--the need of Fionavar and all the worlds--was great indeed.And in a marvelous 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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451458222
  • 9780451458223
  • 90,324

About Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. At the outset of his career Kay assisted in the editorial construction of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. He has also written for the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, The National Post, and The Guardian, among others, and has spoken at literary events around the world. He was won numerous literary awards, and is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour.show more

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Praise for The Fionovar Tapestry trilogy "Kay's bestselling - and stunning - fantasy trilogy finds its power not in its feats of imagination or world-building (though there are dazzling heapings of both) but from its rootedness in the reality of human emotions and relationships." --The Globe and Mail "Immense scale, literary richness and dazzling heroes."--Toronto Star "A remarkable achievement . . . the essence of high fantasy."--Locus "A grand galloping narrative . . . reverberates with centuries of mythic and incantory implications--with a little Prince Hal and Falstaff on the side."--Christian Science Monitor "The Fionavar Tapestry, when all is said and done, is one of the most beautifully written and moving fantasy trilogies ever written. Those are very large words, but I truly believe this book is large enough to fit into such a reputation."--Green Man Review Praise for the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay "[Read] anything by Guy Gavriel Kay... His strengths are strong characters and fantastic set pieces."--The New Yorker "History and fantasy rarely come together as gracefully or readably as they do in the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay."--The Washington Post Book World "Kay is a genius. I've read him all my life and am always inspired by his work."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson "A storyteller on the grandest scale."--Time Magazine, Canadashow more

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I've just re-read this trilogy, approximately 12 years after first reading it and fell in love with the story all over again! It's one of the best, if not the best, trilogy I've ever read.show more
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