From Our Editors
When Guy Gavriel Kay's Summer Tree was
first published, critics were quick to liken it to The Lord of
the Rings. It was ripe with the same mystical elements and
epic proportions as Tolkien's watermark. Then The Wandering
Fire, the second instalment in the Finovar Tapestry
trilogy, took things to the next level, bringing together warriors,
wizards, spirits and other alternative beings to further the tale
of five young adventurers on a quest through the mystical land.
Everything came together perfectly for The Darkest Road,
the series' absorbing finale. Now all three can be enjoyed together
in The Finovar Tapestry Omnibus.
From the Publisher
Celebrated worldwide as a fantasy classic since the release of
The Summer Tree
(Book I in the series), The Fionavar
has conjured up sales of more than 100,000 in Canada,
and has been translated into 12 languages.
No Canadian work in the field of fantasy fiction has ever come
close to achieving the international impact of The Fionavar
Tapestry. Now available in a single volume, this new edition
of the celebrated trilogy is sure to create new worlds of Guy
Gavriel Kay fans.
About the Author
Guy Gavriel Kay, fantasy writer, was born November 7, 1954 in Canada. He studied law at the University of Toronto. He became interested in fantasy fiction while working as an assistant to Christopher Tolkien. He assisted him with the editing of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion." His first fantasy novels were The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road. These three titles make up the trilogy called Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. This trilogy has been translated into twelve languages. His works have earned him Canada?s equivalent of the Hugo in 1986 for The Wandering Fire and the Aurora Award for Tigana and The Wandering. Kay currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
FROM: The Best Book I Ever Read
With life-like characters, an epic tale that gets better by the
page, written in a style that Tolkien would be proud of, how could
this not be the best book ever made? Kay has a gift for dialogue
and description which draws the reader so far into the tale that it
will have you laughing out loud and crying in grief (a cliche, I
know, but accurate). The story, which traces the struggles of five
people through a land beset by evil, gives traditional fantasy
themes a new twist, and should be the book against which all other
novels of the genre are measured.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 29, 1995
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0006479502
ISBN - 13: 9780006479505