Captured g50 stars This is an incredible book and part two of an incredible series Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the best writers working in anyenre and his writing is both technically superb and deeply emotional This series should definitely be on the must read list of any fan of epic fantasy Highly recommended Beautiful beautiful proseSadly though among a few other things too I couldn t et past those Arthurian legends thrown into the tolkienesue mix Would definitely have loved to see instead of Kay s own abundant inspiration like the Summer Tree and its Lord I ve been falling into and out of this book in Almost Precisely The Same Way I Had In The First precisely the same way I had in the first love the short lyrical descriptions I enjoy the mythic #References And I Especially Love How Each # and I especially love how each eventually ets woven into each of the underlying story structures There is a reat deal to love in these books and I ve enjoyed tracing much of the straight line continuation of style from this fantasy novel into the types that have enjoyed much fa DNF at 47% I just can t do it I m bored and I don t like the humans in Fionavar scenario I m dreading picking it up so I m calling it uits The Wandering Fire is the second book in Guy Gavriel Kay s Fionavar Tapestry I m calling it uits The Wandering Fire is the second book in Guy Gavriel Kay s Fionavar Tapestry I enjoyed this book but a little less than I did the first book The story picks up several months after the first book left off with view spoilerour main characters from Earth back home after Kim brought them back in the process of rescuing Jennifer At the beginning they re trying to find a way back to Fionavar among other things hide spoiler A ood seuel although not as One Too Many Blows To The Head good as the first book in the trilogy It suffers from a slight case of second book syndrome there is not the same sense of wonder as in The Summer Tree and I did not enjoy the introduction of the legendary characters at allHowever it s Guy Gavriel Kay It s still beautiful and highly enjoyable It s just not on the level it could be It is a truth universally acknowledged that while not all who wander are lost those who mashup the Lord of the Rings with the Arthurian Legend wander into their impending doomAs you know for me The Summer Tree went promptly beyond fantastic and straight into the epic category My initial awe was even strengthened by the opening pages of The Wandering Fire The previous instalment finished with the most brutal seuence sealing Jennifer s fate in Fionavar cut and cauterised by the crossing back to our world What Jennifer does in the beginning of the Wandering Fire as a response to the evil that has marred her mind body and soul is beautiful More than beautiful. The second volume in Guy Gavriel Kay’s stunning fantasy masterworkAs the evil of Rakoth Maugrim threatens the very existence of Fionavar the five from our own world must cross over once again to play out theiriven roles Kimberly to summon the dead from. ,
Think this series is The Dressmakers Gift going to become part of my nursing home library those books that I intend to take with me to the nursing home when such a move becomes necessary the second book in the Fionavar Tapestry is not uite as impressive as the first but hey it s still pretty damnood two things in particular stick out for meSex i love how this novel places sexuality at the center of much of its magic both implicitly and explicitly it is really refreshing and not corny i suppose that is the danger of including sex in fantasy if its not done right it is a trashy sex scene or even worse an eye rolling tantric experience featuring new age nonsense that makes me ag sexuality in this novel is mysterious natural unnatural a profound part of some magic a threatening form in other kinds of magic and just a regular part of life as well no big deal it is taken seriously but it is also not turned into the whole point either it is an important part of the tapestry so to speak it is a refreshingly adult perspectiveRape at the end of the last novel a major character was captured tormented and raped repeatedly it was a horrifying seuence and also exceedingly surprisingly well done i have actually never read its like before in a fantasy novel i was horrified while simultaneously impressed by the language by the ability of the author to remove all traces of potential repulsive sexiness by the way the author showed how the raped character retained her strength while never shying away from how truly negating the experience was in every way imaginable in the seuel Jennifer does not just bounce back it is not an easy journey for her and she doesn t try to make the people around feel #better as they try to comfort her in a way reading about Jennifer took me to a # as they try to comfort her in a way reading about Jennifer took me to a place as i recalled the couple friends i ve known who were assaulted sexually and the struggles they lived with for so long after and probably still live with to this day Jennifer s character and her struggles seemed so true in particular her detachment and when she at last is able to make a faltering step then another and another on the road to recovery and when she s finally able to even experience sex again to experience a connection to another person that is both emotional and physical it was like seeing something slowly coming through in an endless ray sky some light physical it was like seeing something slowly coming through in an endless ray sky some light last appearing after waiting for so long that s a trite image i know but that s how it felt to me i teared up a little bit reading that scene and i think that s the first time tears have ever sprung to my eyes when reading something so basic as a love scene. O discover finally the part he is to play in the struggle to save the Weaver’s worlds from the UnravellerGuy Gavriel Kay’s classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly rand scale and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty year.
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I uess I was in the right mood for this bookguess I was in the right mood for this book was in the right craving of escape craving of simplicity I know this story isn t all If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India gooduys winning all the time but it still organizes Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects good and evil and love and hate and family into something manageableThese are my random thoughts about the story view spoilerJennifer has Satan s baby in this book That rules I totally love Satan s baby stories Iuess I had just watched the X Files where they do Rosemary s Baby and it s officially one of my favorites I hadn t realized before that I really dig Satan s baby stories but I do Maybe it s my Mia Farrow thing I still don t The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda get what Satan s motivation was for choosing Jennifer though but maybe book 3 will clue me on that Satan s motivations are a big mystery to me in this storyAlso I m totally okay with the Camelot stuff but I m not in love with it And Kim has sex with Loren GROOOOOOOSSSSS Thatuy is like one million years old in my brain *AND JUST CAUSE SHE HAS WHITE HAIR DOESN T *just cause she has white hair doesn t her elderly I thought she and the king were The Tomb of Iuchiban going to have a thing so I was SHOCKED when she went for the old dude Shocked hide spoiler What can I say about book two that won t be too spoiler y for book one Iuess I can say that there is of the same The world of Fionavar is locked in an unnatural winter caused of course by a Mage one wrong What can the forces of ood do against the very winds of winterking arthur is the eternal warrior needed winterKing Arthur is the Eternal Warrior needed any possibly world ending war The five wayward Canadians who have found their way to Fionavar have also proven why they were selected by fate to make the transfer to that world There is pain and there is happiness I can t uit reading finished The Wandering Fire last night and barely paused before starting The Darkest Road Their rest and the undead to their doom; Dave to take his place in battle among the Dalrei of the Plain; Paul Lord of the Summer Tree once to weave his own bright thread through the tapestry; Jennifer to become the agent of a timeless destiny; and Kevin