The Wandering Fire

The Wandering Fire

Book - 1986
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The Wandering Fire is the second novel of Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. A mage's power has brought five university students from our world into a realm where an ancient evil has freed itself from captivity to wreak revenge on its enemies...

The ice of eternal winter has reached out to enshroud Fionavar, the first of all worlds. For the Unraveller has broken free after millennia enchained--and now his terrible vengeance has begun to take its toll on mortals and immortals, mages and warriors, dwarves and the "lios alfar," the Children of Light.

Only five men and women of our own world, brought by magic across the Tapestry of worlds to the very heart of the Weaver's pattern, can hope to wake the allies they so desperately need. Yet none can foretell whether even these beings out of legend have the power to shatter the Unraveller's icy grip of death upon the land...

Publisher: Toronto : Collins, 1986.
ISBN: 9780002230445
Branch Call Number: FIC Kay
Characteristics: xv, 298 p. : map. --


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Jul 16, 2012

The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy continues, follow Kim, Jennifer, Dave, Paul and Kevin with each of there own struggles and challenges to save Fionavar from the Unraveller and his minions. Meet the different characters that they meet along their journeys and forge new friendships. Looking forward to the final book of this trilogy.

Oct 04, 2011

Awesome book. I'm not one to re-read books but I have read the trilogy (The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road) twice and I'll read it again. You really feel for the charachters and the sacrifices they take. Once you start reading, you have to finish. Beautifully written.

Jan 31, 2011

I read this trilogy once a year, and every year without fail my heart is broken all over again, I am ensconced in a world all over again, my mood is eventually uplifted all over again. This is high fantasy at its greatest. Kay is a writer nonpareil in this genre and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Jun 14, 2010

One of my favorite all-around novels! It is part of a series but it stands alone perfectly well. Each character is given equal weight and screen time. The world is well fleshed out and the story flows.

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Mar 12, 2015

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