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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Often in the book, the price for power lies with someone else, as witnessed by the fionwvar to the mages; as well as Kim’s own summoning power, the price is often paid by whatever or whomever was summoned. Books in the Fionavar Tapestry.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Fionavar Tapestry is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kaypublished between and 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.

There, Wukong remained imprisoned for five centuries. This link can be drawn upon even to the source’s death, although this will then render the mage permanently powerless.

The Buddha made a bet with Wukong that he could not jump out of his palm. Works by Guy Gavriel Kay. Diarmuid falls in love with and is eventually betrothed to Sharra, also known as the Dark Rose of Cathal.

When Leyse of the Fionava Mark, a member of the lios alfar, gives up tqpiz life as a result of her hopeless love for Lancelot, finavar lies down in a boat atpiz sails away in a clear echo of Tennyson’s ” The Lady of Shalott ,” and the story of Elaine. 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 cionavar with Fionnavar 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.

The stories incorporate, either directly or indirectly, a number of other myths.

The Fionavar Tapestry

A cycle of war and expiation under many names, and in many worlds, that redress be made for the children and for love” WF, p. Before Wukong could shrug it off, Buddha added another magical seal. The leader of the hunt varies from place to place; examples are King Arthur in Brittany and Odin in Scandinavia. A main thread of the story is the replaying of the legends of King ArthurLancelot and Guinevereall of whom appear in the story.


This article needs additional citations for verification. 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.

When the Baelroth demands that Kim call the Dragon into the struggle she refuses for moral reasons. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Mortals getting in the path of or following the Hunt could be kidnapped and fiomavar to the land of the dead.

The younger, Diarmuid, although a fearless e, elegant fighter is also apparently frivolous, impulsive, and shallow. By using this site, you agree to fiknavar Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. 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 head; he works with Eo but for his own openly nihilistic ends.

The Dalrei, plains-dwelling tribes of nomadic hunters who both hunt and guard the vast herds of eltor in the northern part of Fionavar. Wukong, knowing that he could coverfilnavar in one leap, smugly agreed.

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The Paraiko, the peaceful giants of the mountains. Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references.

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: Lancelot’s encounter with Leyse of the lios alfar, her hopeless love for him and subsequent departure by boat for the lios alfar’s home in the West is a retelling of the tale of Lancelot and Elaine.

He is able to take the form of a white owl. Kay’s central concept in the novels is that Fionavar is the first of worlds, particularly in a mythological sense; the sagas and tales of other worlds originate or culminate in this most primary of settings. 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.


Once there, each discovers his or her own role and destiny in the framework of an epic conflict. Her father is Shalhassan whose title is Supreme Lord of Cathal. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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: Ailell dan Art is the High King of Brennin.

He took a great leap and then flew to the end of the world in seconds. The ancient caves of Dun Maura bring to mind the caves of the Oracle at Delphi as well as prehistoric caves such as Lascaux. Present-day light-elves include Brendel, a lord of his people, and Ra-Tenniel, their king. The only remaining man is Faebur, exiled by his father and thus not present when the deadly rain fell.

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. The Cauldron of Khath Meigol and its powers of resurrection hark back to Welsh mythology ‘s tale of the Cauldron of Ta;izand a number of the deities seem to have Celtic or Welsh roots: This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat 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.

Another important theme is that of forgiveness: The Council of Mages in Brennin is noted as having a formal limit of seven members technically fourteen, including the mages’ sources ; Tolkien’s Heren Istarionthe Order of the Wizardshad five known members.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia’s description of the punishment of the Monkey Kingor Wukong:.

The Paraiko refuse violence even in self-defence; in exchange, they are protected by the curse of the Paraiko, drawn down on whoever sheds their blood. The fundamental premise of the hunt is usually the same, a group of phantasmal huntsmen in mad pursuit across the skies. His choice turns out to be the most difficult of all.