Summer Tree, The: Book One of the Fionavar Tapestry (Paperback)
This is the first in a truly brilliant fantasy trilogy. Starting in our world five university students meet a man named Lauren Silvercloak. He tells them that not only is magic real but that there are other worlds and he asks that they come to his world to celebrate the fifth decade of their king. Scared, skeptical and a little intrigued the five decide to take him up on his strange offer and away they go to Fionavar and an adventure that they never could have seen coming. This novel blew me away and after I finished it all I wanted was more. So perfectly written and incredibly timed I have to recommend this book to anyone and everyone that loves not only a good fantasy but a good story in general.
-- Sara— From Sara F. Staff Picks
Five university students enter an astonishing realm of wizards and warriors and embark on a journey of self-discovery in the first novel in Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry.
It all began with a lecture that introduced five students to a man who would change their lives, a wizard who would 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 Fionavar and all the worlds--was great indeed.
In a marvelous land of gods and mythical creatures, five young people will discover who they are truly meant to be. For they are a long-awaited part of the pattern known as the Fionavar Tapestry, and only if they accept their destinies will the armies of the Light stand any chance of surviving the wrath of the Unraveller and the darkness he intends to unleash upon the world...
About the Author
Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of numerous fantasy novels including The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, Tigana, The Last Light of the Sun, Under Heaven, River of Stars, and Children of Earth and Sky. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.