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The Darkest Road Paperback – June 19 2012
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In the epic conclusion to Kay’s beloved Fionavar Tapestry, myth, magic, and the actions and choices of individual men and women come together in a climactic confrontation of the forces of light and dark, in the first of all the worlds.
About the Author
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.
- Publisher : HarperWeekend (June 19 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 592 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1443409626
- ISBN-13 : 978-1443409629
- Item weight : 383 g
- Dimensions : 13.49 x 3.38 x 18.08 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #289,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #7,867 in Classic Literature (Books)
- #125,365 in Genre Fiction (Books)
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I do think GGK has noticeably improved as a writer since the Summer Tree, and the dialogue and prose is better, and close to how amazing it is in Tigana. Seriously his ability to make uncomplicated language beautiful in this book is amazing.
There are a couple reasons I enjoyed this less.
1. It leans in to Arthurian legends to an extent that I do not prefer. It felt like my lacking knowledge of those legends hindered my enjoyment of this book.
2. It expands the cast of characters a lot from The Summer Tree, and I feel like for a not super long trilogy it just didn't have the pages to do that justice.
3. It had some romances that just kinda.....remind me of Wheel of Time romances. Those things do be coming out of nowhere.
I still continue to mostly love it, very few people can hit tragic and inspiring to the same degree as GGK.
Also I love how this world is mostly soft magic, and the tiny bits of hard magic tend to have incredibly clever payoffs.
He is fantastic and balancing that with the pure wonder of soft magic.
I would recommend this series to any fans of Arthurian Legends, classic fantasy, or massive GGK fans.
If you aren't all those things, I would highly recommend reading his non Fionavar works first
The Longest Road, the last book in the trilogy, was for the me the most emotional and heartbreaking. I cried many times before reaching the end, but Kay's story is never bitter, only bittersweet. And within it there also lies true joy for some characters. The closing chapters of this story are magnificent in scope and feeling, and when I turned the last page I felt satisfied.
I would highly recommend The Fionavar Tapestry to anyone who enjoys epic fantasy with powerful magic and attractive settings.
Top reviews from other countries
I am savoring the ones I have left to read and will reread ,
These books are treasures .
Thank you is far from enough.
Guy gavriel kay. Amazing. .Thank you..