Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1987.
...holding the Baelrath before her, she saw, in the very centre of the monument, a figure standing on the altar stone. He was tall and shadowed, wrapped in the mist as in a shroud, only half-incarnated in the half-light of star and stone. She fought the weight of him, the drag; he had been so long dead and she had made him rise.
As the evil of Rakoth Maugrim threatens the very existence of Fionavar, Kimberly Ford must summon from his resting place the Warrior Condemned, once more to take his place within the fabric of the Tapestry. In doing so, she must set in motion ancient curses and prophecies: eternal lovers will be reunited, supernatural forces be invoked as Fionavar gathers its strength to face the might of the encroaching Dark.
From the Cave of the Sleepers, Owein and the seven kings of the Wild Hunt must be summoned, and the wonderous child within whom Light and Dark vie for supremacy must be nurtured until the appointed time, for his destiny is interwoven with the fate of all the worlds.
The five from our own world must cross once again to Fionavar to play out their given roles: Kimberly Ford to summon the dead from their rest and and the undead to their doom; Dave Martyniuk to bear the Horn and take his place in battle among the Dalrei of the Plain; Paul Schafer, Lord of the Summer Tree, once more to weave his own bright thread through the Tapestry; Jennifer Lowell to become the agent of a timeless destiny; and Kevin Laine to discover finally the part he is to play in the struggle to save the Weaver's worlds from the Unraveller.
Guy Gavriel Kay (born 1954, Canada) is the internationally bestselling author of twelve books. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and has been nominated five times for the World Fantasy Award. His works have been translated into 22 languages. He was retained by J.R.R. Tolkien's estate to work with Christopher Tolkien in the reconstruction of the posthumously published Tolkien work, The Silmarillion.
After completing the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, which showed the influence of a variety of Celtic and Norse myths, Guy Gavriel Kay began writing epic historical fantasies. Although magic is generally present to some extent