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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fionavar Tapestry Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781436244312
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In the conclusion of Guy Gavriel Kay’s critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry, five university students from our world prepare to sacrifice themselves—as they enter into final battle against a power of unimaginable proportions

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Otb4evr | 2/19/2014

    " There were times that this series was a challenge to wade through. It was a decent story with some good elements, but the telling of it was rather simplistic. Quite a few info dumps with choppy transitions between character stories. I will likely never read this series again and am cautious about reading the author again. Perhaps I have gotten spoiled by some of the excellent authors I have read lately? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kira | 1/29/2014

    " Such a waste, such a waste! The first book was mind-blowing, and then the rest of the series goes downhill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SA | 1/23/2014

    " Again, tears. Just a magnificent trilogy; I have to wait a year or two in between reads to savour properly the imagery and story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Lee | 1/15/2014

    " A book about choices in the conclusion to the Fionavar Tapestry. Choices of life, death, love and whether to serve the Light or the Dark. And can the eternal triangle of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot find peace from their guilt and suffering? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 1/13/2014

    " Perhaps my least favourite of the trilogy, although it explains a lot and ties things up. One thing I like about these books is the way the lives of 'fairly average' people grow to meet the challenge that is much bigger than even the best and brightest. In a way that is unfair, as some of them are significantly talented, but none of them are sufficient for the times in themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 1/11/2014

    " Perhaps it's only me, but I found this very difficult to get caught up in. The pretentious usage of hard to pronounce names, but maybe they're easy to pronounce if you can get past the spelling of the names, makes it feel like I'm walking barefoot across a lush green lawn with shards of glass liberally strewn across it. I try to step around the names to continue the enjoyment of a well written fantasy novel but the names keep cutting in on the pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judah | 1/8/2014

    " Despite thoroughly enjoying the first two in the trilogy, this one kind of lost me...for whatever reason, it didn't follow through for me. Still better than the vast majority of fantasy novels out there, mind you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Kimmons | 1/8/2014

    " Not quite as good as the first one, but better than the second one, a satisfying conclusion with lots of unexpected twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/1/2014

    " Something about the name Kevin is inherently unheroic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Mason | 12/15/2013

    " One of my favorite all time authors. Haven't read a book/series of his where one book was less than excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Badertscher | 11/24/2013

    " One of my favorite fantasy series by one of my favorite fantasy authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaby | 11/18/2013

    " The last in the trilogy and the one that will dry up your well of tears, but also bring peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 11/7/2013

    " Wow just found this in the search list. I totally loved this Fantasy book when I was younger. I've read it soo many times :O) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 8/28/2013

    " The third and final book of "The Fionavar Tapestry." Please see my comments about "The Wandering Fire," (book two) for more about Kay... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ehud | 7/8/2013

    " I read this trilogy first and while it is terrific, I like his other books more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jilian | 3/25/2013

    " The conclusion to my favorite series is, although sad, fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Mcmullen | 11/11/2012

    " After the first two books, this one is really slow moving. I feel like I'm slogging through thick mud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 9/29/2012

    " So good! Will definitely read more of his books. :) Excellent ending, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 5/12/2012

    " A fantastic character driven book. Great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 2/4/2012

    " MAGNIFICENT. Where the first two books were good, this one was excellent. A very satisfying conclusion to a rich tale. This third book made me decide that the Fionavar Tapestry is one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christabel | 12/2/2011

    " Appropriately dark and wretched. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richelle Lewis | 10/17/2011

    " Perfect ending to an amazing series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 8/22/2011

    " A perfect ending to an excellent series (see my review on The Summer Tree for more in-depth comment). I recommend Ysabel by Kay for similiarities of theme and a revisit with some of these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 5/16/2011

    " Wow just found this in the search list. I totally loved this Fantasy book when I was younger. I've read it soo many times :O) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " One of my favorite fantasy series by one of my favorite fantasy authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeleine | 3/15/2011

    " Whoo, this book made me cry like I haven't done in a while. Great writing, I really connected with the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 2/3/2011

    " Fantastic completion to the trilogy. Love it love it love it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mady | 1/16/2011

    " For me this one was the weakest of the series... Battles and war are not my thing! But I liked to read about Darien. I think I'd be more interested in reading about what happened in Toronto next... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/26/2010

    " Une fin en apothéose qui m'a soufflée. C'est bien simple, j'ai passé mon temps à pleurer et/ou renifler pendant les 50 dernières pages. Génial! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 11/16/2010

    " The last novel of a continuing story and should be read as such.

    For a review of the full series, look under The Fionavar Tapestry.

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 10/26/2010

    " Such a great first sci-fi read for me. This trilogy really held my attention and the characters were great. I would definitely read more of his novels in the future. AWesome books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 10/4/2010

    " This was a wonderful series with characters that completely draw you in. I found myself tearing up during many parts of the book, from sad to just touching moments. I am very glad that I read this series and would recommend it to anyone that is a fan of fantasy novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/23/2010

    " The 3rd and concluding volume of the epic Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. "

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About the Author
Author Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of numerous novels. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in fantasy literature, as well as the World Fantasy Award in 2008. A two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and his works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.