reviewed The summer tree by Guy Gavriel Kay (The Fionavar tapestry ;)

Guy Gavriel Kay: The summer tree (2001, ROC) 4 stars

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4 stars

This is definitely one of the best Fantasy books ever written... It is a beautiful homage to [a:J.R.R. Tolkien|656983|J.R.R. Tolkien|]'s [b:The Lord Of The Rings|15369|The Lord Of The Rings (Radio Collection)|J.R.R. Tolkien||3462456], showing how amazing and powerful is the Guy Kay's knowledge on Mythology, Fantasy and Tolkien's works. [b:The Summer Tree|104086|The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry, #1)|Guy Gavriel Kay||3238632] has not the same flowery prose as seen in [b:Tigana|104089|Tigana|Guy Gavriel Kay||1907200], but Guy Kay certainly knows how to write in a beautiful way.

I confess that it took a while to be hooked. At the beginning it's a little bit hard to believe in the five main characters, the university students Paul, Kevin, Dave, Kimberly and Jennifer. But as soon as we see the narrative being brightly woven, we can also observe the amazing growth of these characters. Guy Kay knows how to touch the reader who wants, for a while, to be a fantasy hero in a different world. Well done, well done, Guy Kay... now I'm getting ready for the next book, [b:The Wandering Fire|104088|The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, #2)|Guy Gavriel Kay||1136221].