The Fionavar Tapestry is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay, published between and The novels are partly set in our . The Fionavar Tapestry (Q) enwiki The Fionavar Tapestry; eswiki El tapiz de Fionavar; frwiki La Tapisserie de Fionavar; hewiki מארג פיונאבאר; hrwiki. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía: Trilogia el tapiz de fionavar: arbol verano fuego errante.

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The Dalrei, plains-dwelling tribes of nomadic hunters who both hunt and guard the vast herds of eltor in the northern part of Fionavar. Sailing to Sarantium Wl of Emperors Nothing was visible fiionavar for five pillars Diarmuid falls in love with and is eventually betrothed to Sharra, also known as the Dark Rose of Cathal.

It is the story of five University of Toronto senior law and medical students, who are drawn into the ‘first world of the Tapestry’ by the mage Loren Silvercloak.

The Council of Mages in Brennin is noted as having a formal limit of seven members technically fourteen, including the mages’ sources ; Tolkien’s Heren Istarionthe Order of the Wizardshad five known members. His escape sets in motion the events of the trilogy.

Editions of The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay

Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. The Paraiko, the peaceful giants of the mountains.

There, Wukong remained imprisoned for five centuries.

With all of their options exhausted, the Jade Emperor and the authorities of Heaven appealed to the Buddhawho arrived in an instant from his temple in the West. Arthur has long since forgiven Guinevere and Lancelot; Paul must learn to forgive himself for his girlfriend Rachel’s death; Galadan at the end is forgiven his evil past and offered a second chance; Darien at the end understands his mother’s treatment of him and forgives her; and more.

This bears remarkable similarity with the book of The Summer Tree where Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller was bound by the five wardstones and fapiz under the Mount Rangat. A main thread of the story is the replaying of the legends of King ArthurLancelot and Guinevereall of whom appear in the story.


When Wukong tried to escape, Buddha turned his hand into a mountain. Works by Guy Gavriel Kay. Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The leader of the hunt varies from place to place; examples are King Arthur in Brittany and Odin in Scandinavia. Here is a quote from Wikipedia’s description of the punishment of the Monkey Kingor Wukong:.

When Leyse of the Swan Mark, a member of the lios alfar, gives up her life as a result of her hopeless love for Lancelot, she lies down in a boat and sails away in a clear echo of Tennyson’s ” The Lady of Shalott ,” and the story of Elaine. Kay’s central concept in the novels is that Fionavar is the first of worlds, particularly in a mythological sense; the sagas and tales of other worlds originate or culminate in this most primary of settings.

Please fionaavr improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Mortals getting in the path of or following the Hunt could be kidnapped and brought to the land of ifonavar dead. Another important theme is that of forgiveness: Historically the Council of the Mages, headquartered in Brennin, may include up to seven mages, but at the time of the story there are only three: Dalrei have some similarities to the Rohirrimthough they are nomadic and less warlike, with their primary influence being that of North American native tribes rather than plain-based Vikings.

The fundamental premise of the hunt is usually the same, a group of phantasmal huntsmen in mad pursuit across the skies. The stories incorporate, either directly or indirectly, a number of other myths. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The novels are partly set in our own contemporary world, but mostly in the fictional world of Fionavar. His choice turns out to be the dr difficult of all.


Often in the cionavar, the price for power lies with someone else, as witnessed by the sources to the mages; as well as Kim’s own summoning power, the price is often paid by whatever or whomever was summoned. Beyond the western sea lies a place where the Lios Alfar Elves go when they want to abandon the world, fionacar to Tolkien’s Valinor.


The Buddha made a bet with Wukong that he could not jump out of his palm. The lios alfar are Maugrim’s bitterest foes, “most hated by the dark, for their name is light” ST, p. Ivor’s wife Leith, and their children Levon, Tabor and Cordeliane also play important parts. The books’ original cover illustrations were created by Martin Springett.

The younger, Diarmuid, although a fearless and elegant fighter is also apparently frivolous, impulsive, and shallow. Galadan – Lord of the Andain offspring of a mating between god and mortala shapechanger who can take the shape of a malevolent black wolf with a silver splash on its head; he works with Maugrim but for his own openly nihilistic ends. His role seems to be a sky-god who is connected with oak trees, somewhat like Zeus in classical mythology. The lios alfar or Light Elves, live in Daniloth, a beautiful land in the northwest corner of the land which they have of necessity wrapped in a confusing mist as protection from Maugrim and others who wish them evil.

This article needs additional citations for verification. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat Lancelot’s encounter with Leyse of the lios alfar, her hopeless love for him and subsequent departure by boat for the lios alfar’s home in the West is a retelling of the tale of Lancelot and Elaine.

The Fionavar Tapestry

A thousand years ago the combined might of all the races of Fionavar came against him and, after a final tremendous battle they defeated him and chained him beneath the mountain Rangat. Stonehenge figures in the second book. Cader Sedat, the island where the renegade mage Taoiz works his dark magic in The Wandering Fireis the analogue of Caer Sidi from the poem Preiddeu Annwfna poem that is, in the trilogy, ascribed to Taliesinone of the names used by Flidais.

The entrapment of Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller, as it was described in the beginning of the novel, is extremely dw to one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature: