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Wandering Fire Hardcover – Jun 1986


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st Edition edition (June 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877957851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877957850
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #457,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the second book of Kay's Fionavar Tapestry, the five protagonistsordinary Toronto college studentsreturn once more to become warriors and wizards in the beleaguered fantasy world of Fionavar, now suffering an unnaturally prolonged winter. To combat dread Rakoth Maugrim, King Arthur and Lancelot are revived and the Wild Hunt summoned from its long sleep. Together they vanquish the attacking wolf packs and shatter the cauldron of power. As the book ends, though, they are still deep in danger and hopelessly mired somewhere in mid-story. This elaborate, lore-filled fantasy, smelling of dusty library stacks and perfumed prose, will doubtless please those who enjoyed the first volume, The Summer Tree. Both are striking as unconscious but almost clinical catalogues of an adolescent world view, full of self-dramatization and self-pity, a desperation for instant status or celebrity, a preoccupation with lost love and death (which become equivalent totems) and a general lack of humor or perspective. SF Book Club Main selection.
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'The major fantasy work of the eighties' Charles de Lint 'THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY will be read and reread from many years to come' Fantasy Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CanadianMother TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 31 2004
Format: Paperback
I love the Fionavar Tapestry. In these books Kay has woven a beautiful, complex story. The setting is Fionavar, a gorgeous and enchanted world filled with magic and history--a world which reminds me of Narnia or Middle Earth. The story is filled with strong, compelling characters, both male and female, who sometimes have to make difficult choices. At times the story is sad but Kay's writing is so graceful that I enjoyed even the sad parts.
The Wandering Fire, the second book in the triology, continues the saga begun in The Summer Tree. It contains many moments not only of excitement and action but poignant emotion, especially in the stories of Darien and Finn and that of Kevin.
I would highly recommend The Fionavar Tapestry to anyone who enjoys epic fantasy with powerful magic and beautiful settings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katrina Lehto on Aug. 1 2001
Format: Paperback
After the first book, which has its slow places and really does leave you wondering where you'll go from there, this book is a great pick up. The plot moves more quickly in this book and you can start to see where things will be going in the future. There are glimpses of things that will happen in the third book which make you cringe in horrified anticipation.
I will warn you, this book did make me cry. It has been a long time since I've gotten involved enough in characters and plot to cry. Well worth the read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 12 2001
Format: Paperback
An epic and grand adventure that captures the best and worst. Encompassing more then I could have possibly imagined. Inspiring and compelling, this tale meets and exceeds all of my expectations. I'll never view the Arthurian legend quite the same again and it is but a minor part of this in comparison. I can easily compare this to the Tolkien trilogy. Enjoy
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By Lavender on June 4 2010
Format: Paperback
I read the Fionvar Tapastry over two years ago and i still think on it as one of the best fantasy trilogies I've read. I love Guy's writing, he brings you into the story itself. I loved following the 4 characters and how they evolved and were threaded into the tapastry of the world they came to. I found myself at work wondering how the characters were doing then realizing the are not real people, that's how evoking it is. These books started me on a GGK reading binge and I have not been disappointed. After these three read Ysabel as the follow up. I read one of the reviews about the book being confusing and I can't say i understand that point of view. There is a reason these three are considered on many all time best fantasy books. Guy is a beautiful writer. A must read for any fantasy reader or avid fiction reader!
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