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 books’ original cover illustrations were created by Martin Springett.

Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. His role seems to be a sky-god who is connected with oak trees, somewhat like Zeus in classical mythology. 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. Jealous of the Weaver’s creation, he broke into Fionavar just as the Weaver had completed his work, bringing fear, pain, distress, and great evil.

The leader of the hunt varies from place tapiiz place; examples are King Arthur in Brittany and Odin in Scandinavia. He has two sons, the elder of whom, Aileron, is in exile.

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.

Arthur has long since forgiven Guinevere and Lancelot; Paul must learn to forgive himself for his fionava 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.

The Fionavar Tapestry

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Council of Mages in Brennin is noted as having a formal limit of seven members technically fourteen, including the mages’ sources ; Tolkien’s Fionxvar Istarionthe Order of the Wizardshad five known members.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Present-day light-elves include Brendel, a lord of his people, and Ra-Tenniel, their king. Wukong, knowing that he could coverli in one leap, smugly agreed. The Paraiko, the peaceful giants of the mountains. The story emphasizes over and over the importance of free willas demonstrated in Jennifer’s decisions to keep Darien and later to send Lancelot away, Finn’s choice to follow his destiny with Owein and the Wild Hunt, Paul and Kevin’s acceptance of the role of sacrifice though in different waysDiarmuid’s decision to take the final battle with Uathach on himself enabling Arthur to survive the last battle, and of course the vital importance of Darien’s ultimate choice of allegiance at the end.


Books in the Fionavar Tapestry. Mortals getting in the path of or following the Hunt could be kidnapped and brought to the land of the dead. Each source is bound to the mage he serves by magical rituals and oaths, and provides from his own lifeforce the energy needed to power the mage’s magical works.

His escape sets in motion the events of the trilogy.

Editions of The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay

Each tribe is led its own chieftain, helped by the tribe’s shaman who is ritually blinded in youth the better fionavsr focus the sight of his inner eye.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia’s description of the punishment of the Monkey Kingor Wukong:. The lios alfar are Maugrim’s bitterest foes, “most hated by the dark, for their name is light” ST, p.

The entrapment of Rakoth Maugrim the Unraveller, as it was described in the beginning of the novel, is extremely similar to one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat He is able to take the form of a white owl.


The map of Fionavar shows the northwestern part of the continent and its western coasts, bordered by an ocean, like most of the Middle-earth maps drawn by Tolkien, especially of Beleriand. The novels are partly set in our own contemporary world, but mostly in the fictional world of Fionavar. The only remaining man is Faebur, exiled by his father and thus not present when the deadly rain fell. Notable lios alfar of the past include Lathen Mistweaver who wove the sheltering mist, and Ra-Termaine, killed by Maugrim at the Bael Rangat.

A cycle of war and expiation under many names, and in many worlds, that redress be made for the children and for love” Finoavar, p. The stories incorporate, either directly or indirectly, a number of other myths.


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.

Works by Guy Gavriel Kay. Beyond This Dark House The Dalrei, plains-dwelling tribes of nomadic hunters who both hunt and guard the vast herds of eltor in the northern part of Foonavar.

Views Read Edit View history. Ailell dan Art is the High King of Brennin. Once there, each discovers his or her own role and destiny in the framework of an epic conflict.

A main thread of the story is the replaying of the legends of Fiobavar ArthurLancelot and Guinevereall of whom appear in the story. 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 finavar he works with Maugrim but for his own openly nihilistic ends.

Cader Sedat, the island where the renegade mage Metran 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 Taliesintaipz of the names used by Flidais. 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.

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. When Wukong tried to escape, Buddha turned his hand into a mountain. Sailing to Sarantium Lord of Emperors The Buddha made a bet with Wukong that he could dw jump out fkonavar his palm. The wild boar that attacks Kevin, marking him as Liadon, closely resembles the Twrch Trwyth.

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 fionvaar source. Nothing was visible except for five pillars Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.