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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 ancient caves of Dun Maura bring to mind the caves of the Oracle at Delphi as well as prehistoric caves such as Lascaux. The younger, Diarmuid, although a eel and elegant fighter is also apparently frivolous, impulsive, and shallow.

Once there, each discovers his or her own role and destiny in the framework of an epic conflict.

Ailell dan Art is the High King of Brennin. This link can be drawn upon even to the source’s cionavar, although this will then render the mage permanently powerless. Books in the Fionavar Tapestry. Paul is known as Pwyll after his sacrifice, while Macha and Nemain come straight from Irish mythology.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He is able to take the form of a white owl. The stories incorporate, either directly or ep, a number of other myths. Sailing to Sarantium Lord of Emperors This bears remarkable similarity with the book of The Summer Tree where Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller was bound by the five wardstones and placed under the Mount Rangat.

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Ivor’s wife Leith, and their children Levon, Tabor and Cordeliane also play important parts. Drawn by magic from our world and thus strangers to Fionavar, each of them finds a new role and a new destiny during their adventures in Fionavar.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia’s description of the tapkz of the Monkey Kingor Wukong:. Often in the book, the price for power lies with someone else, as witnessed by the sources to the mages; as well fionavxr Kim’s own summoning power, the price is often paid by whatever or whomever was summoned.


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.

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. 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: Before Wukong could shrug it off, Buddha added another magical seal.

The Dalrei, plains-dwelling tribes of nomadic hunters who both hunt and guard the vast herds of eltor in the northern part of Fionavar. Arthur is brought into Fionavar as The Warrior by Kimberley; Lancelot is revived in Cader Sedat in the second book, and Guinevere’s life and memories awaken within Jennifer; the three reenact some though not all of their well-known tale as expiation for their sins.


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. Pendaran, a wood of the Lios Alfar that has now become perilous, echoes Mirkwood which, with the return of the Necromancer, becomes dark and sinister.

Works by Guy Gavriel Kay. The novels are partly set in our own contemporary world, but mostly in the fictional world of Fionavar. The Men of Eridu, a proud and independent race, have been wiped out by a mysterious poisonous rain. Because of this, what happens in Fionavar ripples into other worlds—thus the victory or defeat of Rakoth Maugrim has not just immediate importance for Fionavar but also implications for our own world. He took a great leap and then flew to the end of the world in seconds.


Notable lios alfar of the past include Lathen Mistweaver who wove the sheltering mist, and Ra-Termaine, killed by Maugrim at the Bael Rangat.

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Wukong, knowing that he could coverli in one dw, smugly agreed. To the north is the mountain mass of Starkadh, dominated by Rangat mountain where Rakoth Maugrim is trapped, reminiscent of Ered Engrin and the Thangorodrim.

Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references. The Book of Nilsom a grimoire belonging to a mad mage of the past includes secret knowledge of an abominable method by which a mage may gain power from more than one source.

He has two sons, the elder of whom, Aileron, is in exile. The Wild Hunt was a folk myth prevalent in former times across GermanyBritain and also Scandinavia. Beyond the western sea lies a place where the Lios Alfar Elves go when they want to abandon the world, similar to Tolkien’s Valinor. Views Read Edit View history.

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 article needs additional citations for verification. The lios alfar are Maugrim’s bitterest foes, “most hated by the dark, for their name is light” ST, p.