The Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 144341607X
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In the three novels that make up the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy collected in this omnibus edition (The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road), five University of Toronto students find themselves transported to a magical land to do battle with the forces of evil. At a Celtic conference, Kimberley, Kevin, Jennifer, Dave, and Paul meet wizard Loren Silvercloak. Returning with him to the magical kingdom of Fionavar to attend a festival, they soon discover that they are being drawn into the conflict between the dark and the light…. Praise for Guy Gavriel Kay "[Kay] stunningly weaves Arthurian legends into the fluid mix of Celtic, Nordic, and Teutonic, creating a grand fantasy that sweeps readers into a heroic struggle that the author makes all the more memorable because of the tributes he pays to past masters…. Kay is undoubtedly one of the Canadian masters of high fantasy." —Jeffrey Canton “Kay is a genius.” —Brandon Sanderson “As captivating as any classic of the fantasy field.” —Maclean’s “Can only be compared to Tolkien’s masterpiece. This is a series to cherish and reread.” —The Star-Phoenix “The essence of high fantasy.” —Locus

The Summer Tree

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663995
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Taken to a realm of magic and war, five men and women from our world embark on an epic journey in the first novel in Guy Gavriel Kay’s classic, critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. It begins with a chance meeting that introduces the five to a man who will change their lives: a mage who brings them to the first of all worlds, Fionavar. In this land of gods and myth, each of them is forced to discover what they are and what they are willing to do, as Fionavar stands on the brink of a terrifying war against a dark, vengeful god...

The Darkest Road

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473649242
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The young heroes from our own world have gained power and maturity from their sufferings and adventures in Fionavar. Now they must bring all the strength and wisdom they possess to the aid of the armies of Light in the ultimate battle against the evil of Rakoth Maugrim and the hordes of the Dark. On a ghost-ship the legendary Warrior, Arthur Pendragon, and Pwyll Twiceborn, Lord of the Summer Tree, sail to confront the Unraveller at last. Meanwhile, Darien, the child within whom Light and Dark vie for supremacy, must walk the darkest road of any child of earth or stars. Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.

The Wandering Fire

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473649234
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As the evil of Rakoth Maugrim threatens the very existence of Fionavar, the five from our own world must cross over once again to play out their given roles: Kimberly to summon the dead from their rest and the undead to their doom; Dave to take his place in battle among the Dalrei of the Plain; Paul, Lord of the Summer Tree, once more to weave his own bright thread through the tapestry; Jennifer to become the agent of a timeless destiny; and Kevin to discover finally the part he is to play in the struggle to save the Weaver's worlds from the Unraveller. Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.

Tigana

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007352239
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With this rich masterfully written extravaganza of myth and magic, the internationally acclaimed author of the Fionovar trilogy has created an epic that will change forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.

Sailing To Sarantium

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101462317
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From the renowned author of Lord of Emperors, Children of Earth and Sky, and Tigana Crispin is a master mosaicist, creating beautiful art with colored stones and glass. Summoned to Sarantium by imperial request, he bears a Queen's secret mission, and a talisman from an alchemist. Once in the fabled city, with its taverns and gilded sanctuaries, chariot races and palaces, intrigues and violence, Crispin must find his own source of power in order to survive-and unexpectedly discovers it high on the scaffolding of his own greatest creation.

Lord Of Emperors

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464518
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From the renowned author of Sailing to Sarantium, Children of Earth and Sky, and The Last Light of the Sun In the golden city of Sarantium, the renowned mosaicist Crispin seeks to fulfill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome intended to be the emperor's enduring sanctuary and legacy. But the emperor is plotting a conquest of Crispin's homeland to regain an empire. And with his fate entwined with that of his royal benefactor, Crispin's loyalties come with a very high price.

The Interdependency Of Myth And Magic In The Fionavar Tapestry Microform

Author: Laureen Middleton
Publisher: National Library of Canada
ISBN: 9780315453456
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Guy Gavriel Kay's high fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry, contains an intricate system of mythological and magical interdependencies. Myth and magic are presented in the light of a traditional interaction, with a contemporary embellishment created in the nature of their interdependency. The magical rituals previously seen in mere association with myth are consolidated, becoming integral aspects of mythical expression. The evolution of a society from dependence on the gods to a reliance on mortal strength and ability is a clearly developed growth pattern that stems from the resolution of mythic and magic interweavings. The religion of the Mother Goddess and the importance of her earth magic decrease in importance through the development of human feeling, embodied in the High Priestess Jaelle. Likewise, the sky magic and power of the god Mornir is lessened through a mortal interloper, who must carry the power of the god but can only use it precisely because he is mortal. Increasing reliance on purely human gifts and strengths carries the interdependency of myth and magic through to its inevitable conclusion, in the mastery of man over his own destiny through the exercise of free will. In episodes such as the hanging of Paul on the Summer Tree, the sacrifice of Liadon, and the Cader Sedat sequence, myth is shown to be dependent upon magic in order to be renewed or re-enacted, and fully expressed. Through a similar analysis of these episodes and the structural role of myth in the trilogy, magic is in turn shown to be dependent upon myth for its existence and justification in Fionavar.

Under Heaven

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110118700X
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In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author of River of Stars, Children of Earth and Sky, and Tigana evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece. It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles. In recognition of his labors and his filial piety, an unlikely source has sent him a dangerous gift: 250 Sardian horses. You give a man one of the famed Sardian horses to reward him greatly. You give him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, propel him towards rank, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal jealousy. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor. Wisely, the gift comes with the stipulation that Tai must claim the horses in person. Otherwise he would probably be dead already...

A Song For Arbonne

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101667435
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From the critically-acclaimed author of The Fionavar Tapestry comes an epic fantasy novel of love, both courtly and forbidden, and two kingdoms endlessly opposed... Blaise of Gorhaut is a warrior. He fought for his king and country, until the king died with an arrow in his eye at the battle of Iersen Bridge, and a dishonorable treaty ceded a good part of his country to foreign hands. He has broken relations with his father, adviser to the king of Gorhaut, and abandoned the use of his family name. Now, Blaise is a mercenary. He never expected to work for the lords of Arbonne, the warm, fertile lands south of Gorhaut, whose people praise the love of women—they even worship a goddess, instead of the god. They are a soft people, or so he thought. But for all their nonsense about love, their troubadours and songs, they will fight for their country, when invasion comes from the north.