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 sources to the fionavr as well as Kim’s own summoning power, the price is often paid by whatever or whomever was summoned.

The Dalrei, plains-dwelling tribes of nomadic hunters who both hunt and guard the vast herds of eltor in the northern part of Fiomavar. Ivor’s wife Leith, and their children Levon, Tabor and Cordeliane also play important parts. The stories incorporate, either directly or indirectly, a number of other myths.


Notable lios alfar of the past include Lathen Mistweaver who wove the sheltering mist, and Ra-Termaine, killed by Maugrim at the Bael Rangat. Present-day light-elves include Brendel, a lord of his people, and Fionagar, their king.

The Paraiko, the peaceful giants of taoiz mountains. The books’ original cover illustrations were created by Martin Springett. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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. Arthur is brought into Fionavar as The Warrior by Kimberley; Lancelot is revived in Cader Sedat in the second book, and Guinevere’s life and memories awaken within Jennifer; the three reenact some though not all of their well-known tale as expiation for their sins.


His role seems to be a sky-god who is connected with oak trees, somewhat like Zeus in classical mythology. The only remaining man is Faebur, exiled by his father and thus not present when the deadly rain fell. 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. One of the more prominent themes is that of power, and the price that one pays for it.

Her father is Shalhassan whose title is Supreme Lord of Cathal. Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references.

The Wild Hunt was a folk myth prevalent in former times across GermanyBritain and also Scandinavia. 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: The novels are partly set in our own contemporary world, but mostly in dd fictional world of Fionavar. 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.

Books in the Fionavar Tapestry. Before Wukong could shrug it off, Buddha added another magical seal. Tapzi main thread of the story is the replaying of the legends of King ArthurLancelot and Guinevereall of whom appear in the story.

The Fionavar Tapestry

Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one fionavvar witnessed it. Stonehenge figures in the second book.

He has two sons, the elder of whom, Aileron, is in exile. 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


The wild boar that fionabar Kevin, marking him as Liadon, closely resembles the Twrch Trwyth. Nothing was visible except for five pillars Each source is bound to the mage he serves by magical rituals fionvar oaths, and provides from his own lifeforce the energy needed to power the mage’s magical works.

The ancient caves of Dun Maura bring to mind the caves of the Oracle at Delphi as well as prehistoric caves such as Lascaux. The Men of Eridu, a proud and independent race, have been wiped out by a mysterious poisonous rain. 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. Once there, each discovers his or her own role and destiny in the framework of an epic conflict.

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. Of particular interest to the story is the Third Tribe, under the leadership of Ivor dan Bannor and their shaman, Gereint. Each tribe is led its own chieftain, helped by the tribe’s shaman who is ritually blinded in youth the better to focus the sight of his inner eye.