The Darkest Road The Fionavar Tapestry (Paperback)
|Author: Guy Gavriel Kay|
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|As the Unravellers armies march to battle and a plague-filled rain devastates the planet, the warriors of Light call upon one of the most ancient powers of evil to aid them in their struggle. Reprint. *Author: Kay, Guy Gavriel *Series Title: Fionavar Tapestry Bk. 3. *Subtitle: The Fionavar Tapestry *Publication Date: 2001/06/01 *Number of Pages: 424 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
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As the Unraveller's armies march to battle and a plague-filled rain devastates the planet, the warriors of Light call upon one of the most ancient powers of evil to aid them in their struggle. Reprint.
Guy Gavriel Kay is a Canadian fantasy writer whose rich, detailed work is based on a solidly researched foundation of history and folklore. After receiving his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Manitoba, he spent a year in Oxford (1974-1975) at the invitation of Christopher Tolkien, son and literary executor of J.R.R. Tolkien. Kay assisted Christopher Tolkien in editing THE SILMARILLION, a major work left incomplete by the elder Tolkien's death.|Kay then returned to Canada, where he earned a law degree from the University of Toronto in 1978, and was admitted to the bar in 1982. Although Kay never practiced law professionally, he used his knowledge when he wrote for THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, a CBC radio show dramatizing real legal cases. He has subsequently written for TV and film.|Kay's first solo work of epic fantasy was THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY, a trilogy consisting of THE SUMMER TREE (1985), THE WANDERING FIRE (1986), and THE DARKEST ROAD (1986). The story recounts the adventures of five contemporary Canadian students who travel to the world of Fionavar, and become instrumental in saving that world from evil, and, in consequence, rescue our own world. That's because Fionavar is the first world, and closest to the realm of the true gods; therefore, everything that happens in Fionavar is reflected in all the other worlds. Every novel subsequent to THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY, wherever they take place, contains a small reference to Fionavar. |His other novels are fantasy reinterpretations of historic and mythic cultures. For example, TIGANA (1990), his first standalone novel, was inspired by the city-states of Renaissance Italy; A SONG FOR ARBONNE (1992), by the French troubadour culture; THE LIONS OF AL-RASSAN (1995), Moorish Spain--more specifically, on the legend of El Cid; and his two-book THE SARANTINE MOSAIC (1999 and 2000), on events from the reign of Byzantine rulers Justinian and Theodora.