The trilogy is a grand homage to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, but while the echoes of Tolkien's masterwork are very real, the books offer the wonderful taste of a new fantasy writer cutting his teeth at the foot of a master. Kay has a very real connection to Tolkien--as Christopher Tolkien's assistant, Kay was invaluable in helping to wrestle Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion into shape for publication. Kay is undoubtedly one of the Canadian masters of high fantasy, and The Fionavar Tapestry is one of his most enduring works. Readers, however, should also check out Kay's Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, The Lions of Al-Rassan, and The Sarantine Mosaic to truly experience a master at work. --Jeffrey Canton
GUY GAVRIEL KAY is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost fantasy authors. He is the author of eleven novels, and his works have been translated into twenty-five languages. Kay lives in Toronto with his family. Visit him online at brightweavings.com.
The book is a great read but it was previously owned by a smoker and now my bedside table smells like an ashtray. Good book, bad smell.Published 7 months ago by Sean
I am a giant fan of Guy Gavriel Kay. If I had to choose a favorite author it would be him. If I had to choose a favorite book it would be one of his. But it's not this one. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2012 by Peter
I wanted to like this book, but honestly, the character development and writing is not good...Please don't waste your time, it's bad...Published on Aug. 22 2007 by Dave