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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. Five Canadian college students are transported to a magical kingdom and all of them are pretty blas 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 successful fantasy novel a sense of wonder Nothing about this other magical realm felt wondrous so when it was threatened I couldn t bring myself to care Which is a pity because I felt there were some interesting ideas buried in here Paul s story of redemption and self sacrifice is the type of thing that s usually right up my alley But it was stuck under a mountain of overwrought prose and I m not willing to wade through thatPlus FUN BONUS there was a brutal rape scene right at the end makes cranky face Make your own model forts & castles reaction cued me in pretty early on that I wasn t going to like this book None of these characters felt like Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury 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 successful fantasy novel a sense of wonder Nothing about this other magical How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim realm felt wondrous so when it was threatened I couldn t bring myself to care Which is a pity because I felt there were some interesting ideas buried in here Paul s story of The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) redemption and self sacrifice is the type of thing that s usually Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic right up my alley But it was stuck under a mountain of overwrought prose and I m not willing to wade through thatPlus FUN BONUS there was a brutal Earthfall (Homecoming, rape scene A Daddy for Christmas right at the end makes cranky face

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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 The Illusion of Gods Presence restructure our own understanding of Folk Tales From The Soviet Union 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 Not The Hot Chick read for the lovers of this style and an optional diversion for all the other Pegged and Plugged at the Club readers Fionavar the first of the worlds which all other imperfectly Tunnel Through Time 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 Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 reflects Fionavar in some way the design mirrors Zelazny s Amber in this Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 regard it is possible to look for help outside the constraints of immediate Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 reality More specifically it is possible to The Fatima Century 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 Leah Starrs Revenge 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 Pieces 8 (Pieces, 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 Time Flies and Other Short Plays 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 Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) 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 Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) refined with Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra 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 Chinas Son reader has no idea what is crucial and should be Welcome to the Desert of the Real 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 Dead End Bluff 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 King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers 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 Princess to Pleasure Slave Chronicles (Book Three): Lusty Prey of the Huntress (English Edition) 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 Factory of Death read shelfAlso in the series 2 The Wandering Fire3 The Darkest Road

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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. 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 Rakoth Maugrim would be free in FionavarAnd a thousand years passed under the sun and stars of the first of all the worlds In the midst of a strange night at the University of Toronto five students are summoned to Fionavar the first of all worlds From there on starts an epic story of war and intrigue as Guy Gavriel Kay writes his only tale of high fantasy to dateThe first book in the Fionavar Tapestry consists of a rather raw beauty It is not a masterpiece It is not Tigana It has good and bad moments and while I was debating whether to give it four or five stars it took a turn that turned me firmly towards four It is however a wonderfully written piece of art The Summer Tree is exactly what you would expect from Guy Gavriel Kay s first published novel a diamond in the rough The Book of Beginnings rather The Homelanders (The Homelanders, raw beauty It is not a masterpiece It is not Tigana It has good and bad moments and while I was debating whether to give it four or five stars it took a turn that turned me firmly towards four It is however a wonderfully written piece of art The Summer Tree is exactly what you would expect from Guy Gavriel Kay s first published novel a diamond in the Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. rough


10 thoughts on “The Summer Tree

  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

  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

  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 written??What theFrankly upon finishi

  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

  6. says:

    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 an

  7. says:

    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 V

  8. says:

    ”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

  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 e

  10. says:

    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 before and it's pacing was slow slow slow but after having read it and having some thoughts as t

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