Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Series Spotlight #5: The Fionavar Tapestry

I love this blog and sharing my opinions on books with people. I've really enjoyed getting recommendations from others, and I hope a few people have found good books on here too. But as much as I love the books I've been reading, there are many books I read before starting the blog that I want to share too! That's why I decided to start the Sunday Series Spotlight and tell everyone about my old favorites.

You're welcome to share your own favorite –just grab the button and leave a link in the comments.

This week's spotlight is on The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay.

It all began with a lecture that would introduce five university students to the man who would change their lives, a wizard who could take them from Earth to the heart of the first of all worlds – Fionavar. And take them Loren Silvercloak did, for his need – the need of all the worlds – was great indeed.

And in a marvelous land of men and dwarves, of wizards and gods – and of the Unraveller and his minions of Darkness – Kimberley, Dave, Jennifer, Kevin, and Paul discover who they were truly meant to be. For the five were a long-awaited part of the pattern known as the Fionavar Tapestry, and only if they accepted their destiny would the armies of the light stand any chance of surviving when the Unraveller unleashed his wrath upon the world.

The Fionavar Tapestry was the first series by Guy Gavriel Kay that I read, and I absolutely loved it. It's sort of like The Chronicles of Narnia for grown-ups, but so much more vivid and profound. I love Kay's lyrical writing style, and the world he built here is beautiful, filled with myth and legend, heroes and monsters. The Fionavar Tapestry is an amazing story that I've read over and over again.

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