In a world of extraordinary imagination a final battle is waged against a power of unimaginable proportions.
Andre NortonOne of the very best fantasies...since Tolkien.
Charles de LintA magnificent volume...that will be read for many years to come.
Christian Science MonitorA grand narrative.
Fantasy ReviewMore satisfying that Tolkien...a lovingly detailed work of fantasy.
LocusA remarkable achievement.
Marion Zimmer BradleyOne of those books that change your perception of the world forever.
Star-PhoenixCan only be compared to Tolkien's masterpiece.
Toronto StarImmense scale, literary richness and dazzling heroes.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyThe concluding novel in Kay's trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry, opens as the fantasy world's magically prolonged winter yields to springbut a spring where showers bring death, emptying entire cities. To combat the arch evil Rakoth Maugrim, the High King of Brennin marches north with his army and allies, anticipating a final confrontation. At the same time, a crucial choice faces young Darien, the son produced by Rakoth's rape of Guinevere. Feeling rejected by the good and the light, Darien sets off on the dark road to his father. The exceptionally detailed background of this fantasy would be more impressive if it didn't suffocate a book already burdened with static narrative and turgid, poetic prose that all too fittingly captures the adolescent posturing of its transplanted college student protagonists. (November 17)
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