The Fionavar Tapestry Book III: The Darkest Road

In The Darkest Road, Kim makes the acquaintance of a survivor of Eridu, a land that has been annihilated by a poison rain caused by cauldron of Kath Meigol. She then quests to liberate the Paraiko, a primeval race of giants, from suffocation in their caves at the hands of svart alfar. Although pacifists, Kim …

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The Fionavar Tapestry Book 2: The Wandering Fire

When The Wandering Fire opens, Rakoth Maugrim is unchained and ready for a slow vengeance, and the five Torontonians have restlessly settled into their old lives. The opening line, “Winter is coming,” echoes the moody refrain of the book, and might remind readers of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Indeed, …

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The Fionavar Tapestry Book 1: The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay

Shameless book cover aesthetic for The Summer Tree (March 2022 update) Last summer, I read all of Guy Gavriel Kay's historical fantasy novels that had been published up until then (River of Stars was only published this year), but a large blank spot was left in the Kay canon where I had not read. This …

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