Two-time Aurora Award-winning author Guy Gavriel Kay has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award three times. In the first book of his Fionavar Tapestry series, five college students meet a wizard who takes them to the heart of the first of all worlds-a place called Fionavar. The students soon discover that they have been pre-ordained as part of the pattern called the Fionavar Tapestry-and if they don't fulfill their destinies, the world will suffer devastating consequences.
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by Guy Gavriel Kay
by Henry H. Neff
by Naomi Novik
"Simon Vance's authoritative narration gives this fantasy, Book 1 of the The Finovar Tapestry trilogy, the sound of a historical account. Five university students become part of the fiftieth anniversary of Finovar when a speaker at a Celtic conference, in truth a mage, recruits them. As they are being transported to the mage's world, one student has second thoughts, and his hesitation causes him to arrive on his own at the other end of the kingdom. With Vance's deft and nuanced narration, the complexities of the plot fall into place. Vance brings to life humans, dwarves, chiefs, priestesses, and numerous magical creatures whose interactions are often animated and in pursuit of very different objectives. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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