The Summer Tree
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... show more
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…
Publish date: April 1st 2001
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, Book Club
Series: The Fionavar Tapestry (#1)
Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak, and quickly find themselves drawn into the complex tapestry of events. For Kim, Paul, Kevin, Jennifer and Dave all have their own part to play i...
Wow, what an ending! Of the people in the story, Paul Schaffer was the best, and his story the most profound and moving. I liked the two women who came with him to this first of all worlds, Kim's journey was deep as well, and Jen's terrifying. The enemy is fearsome indeed and well drawn. I liked the...
This is difficult. If someone asked me how I'd rate this book, I would say "it was OK". On the other hand I liked it, so I ended up giving it three stars.I don't understand exactly the raving reviews and the high ratings. It's a good book and writing and language are very often highly entertaining. ...
I've probably read this book for the first time, more than ten years ago. Since then, i've re-read it a couple more times. And i can trully say that after all this time, it still remains as one of my favourite all time stories. In fact, this was the book that got me addicted into fantasy. Thank you ...
The Summer Tree, book one in The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay is an epic fantasy tale that I absolutely enjoyed reading. The book is not perfect, especially at the beginning. But as the story moves forward the wrinkles are ironed out and you are left with a complex adventure that must be fo...