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 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 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 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.

Tigana

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663987
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From the renowned author of Children of Earth and Sky, The Fionovar Tapestry, and A Song for Arbonne Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

The Wandering Fire

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443416053
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In the second novel of Kay’s critically acclaimed trilogy, Fionavar is locked in an unnaturally prolonged winter while an ancient evil, freed from captivity, threatens the destiny of the first world and all others, including our own.

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.

Ysabel

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101052860
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From the renowned author of Children of Earth and Sky, A Song for Arbonne, and Tigana Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets-a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works. But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day-and it's calling out to Ned...

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 Last Light Of The Sun

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101212586
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The renowned author of Children of Earth and Sky, Sailing to Sarantium, and Lord of Emperors From the multiple award-winning author of Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and the three-book Fionavar Tapestry that "can only be compared to Tolkien's masterpiece" (Star-Phoenix), this powerful, moving saga evokes the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse cultures of a thousand years ago.