Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1987.
And so the time of prophecy has come at last, the final days for those
who dwell in Fionavar, first of all worlds. Even as the Unraveller's
armies march to battle, even as his rain of death unleashes plague upon
the lands, the warriors of Light are calling upon the most ancient of
powers to aid in their struggle.
But despite all that can be done by mage lore and earth magic, despite the sacrifices made by those brought from our own world to take on powers no mortal was ever meant to encompass, despite the deadly fury of the Wild Hunt, and the eternal Warrior's might – all may come to naught because of one child's choice. For he has been born of Darkness and Light, and as the fate of all the worlds hangs in the balance, he alone must walk the Darkest Road.
“In some ways Kay’s work is more satisfying than Tolkien’s… a highly literate, lovingly detailed work of fantasy.” – Fantasy Review
“Immense scale, literary richness and dazzling heroes.” – Toronto Star
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 ... (more)