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The Summer Tree(The Fionavar Tapestry, #1)
Locus Award nominee 1986, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1987.
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…
“I’m overwhelmed… The Summer Tree is one of those books that change your perception of the world forever afterward.” – Marion Zimmer Bradley
“A remarkable achievement... the essence of high fantasy.” – Locus
The Summer Tree has become a classic of fantasy literature. It's one of the most well-known books by Guy Gavriel Kay and it's also one of his best books.
Although The Summer Tree isn't as good as the other Fionavar books, it's an excellent book. I enjoyed reading it and I had to buy the other books too.
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