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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,539 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781436244305
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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…




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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cendri | 2/16/2014

    " As good as the first (Summer Tree), pretty devastating in places, surprising. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Williams | 2/15/2014

    " Couldn't finish. I finally succumbed at the "list of peoples from far off lands with inexplicable (and unmemorable) names." I'll give it another shot at some point, but just really left me cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/27/2014

    " Why bring King Arthur into it I have no idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 1/25/2014

    " Good story with many myth elements of the British Isles including Arthur. Author loves to kill off even the best of characters so you are well aware of the cost of war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam | 1/23/2014

    " Way too much redundant point of view action. Also, every emotional moment must apparently be an uber-deep emotional moment. Still kinda fan-fictiony and the mythological and fantastical homages are too prominent, which make this seem a bit unoriginal. High Fantasy Amalgamated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cora | 1/21/2014

    " In this continuation of Kay's Fionavar Tapestry, the five friends from Earth once again find themselves in Fionavar and their place in the Tapestry becomes clearer. This was a great continuation of the trilogy. Kay really sets up all the pieces for the final confrontation that I assume is coming in the third book. The roles of all the characters become more apparent and some additional legends come in to play, most notably Arthurian. I did enjoy the first book a little bit more because I felt that the characters complexity and growth was stronger in the first book. I am really looking forward to the final book in the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 1/9/2014

    " Yeah, y'know, pretty readable (I finished it and picked up the third book right away) but very clearly Tolkienesque in an inferior way as far as things like depth of world-building go. Not bad but not much more. And yeah, again, I have to call out the Arthur bit - why bring in that tired ol' piece of fantasy unless you do something quite different with it (as Gwyneth Jones did in Bold As Love)? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/7/2014

    " Volume 2 in the epic Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Mcknight | 11/8/2013

    " See my review of The Summer Tree for my impression of The Fionavar Tapestry as a whole. In short, I consider this trilogy to be a masterwork. Anyone who has any appreciation for Tolkien-esque fiction owes it to themselves to read this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/26/2013

    " I don't think I ever got more than 30 pages into this as a young teen, so pretty soon it won't be re-reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jilian | 9/16/2013

    " The second in my favorite series, this is the continuation of the most fantastic fantasy novel. Kay continues his brilliance with the turn of every page. His ability to blend so many different histories into his own story amazes me every time I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 8/11/2013

    " This is book number 2. "

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

    " first read: sometime in 2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2013

    " The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 2) by Guy Gavriel Kay (2001) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 11/2/2012

    " meh. Some good parts, some bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 10/29/2012

    " One of my favorite fantasy series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Six-Fingered Nigel | 2/7/2012

    " Fantastic book. Not really anything else I can add to that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christabel | 8/6/2011

    " A good second book in a series, how is this possible? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/25/2011

    " Not my favourite of the trilogy, and it makes me cry less than the other two, but still an excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravena | 4/12/2011

    " The epic saga continues. . .
    Can't stop turning pages, hungrily reading on to find out what happens next. Someday I'll do dishes again, just not. right. now. Gotta read on! "

  • 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. "

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

    " Keeps up the amazing series, just such a fantastic read. "

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

    " 2nd book from The Fionavar Tapestry. The novelty of the first book is already gone, but even so I quite liked this one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karin | 1/3/2011

    " Book 2 of the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy.
    Again, I've probably read this about 15 times.
    And I cry at the ending of winter, every single time.
    Kay's characters are so real, and you feel for them deeply. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/26/2010

    " La suite n'a rien à envier au tome 1: on est pris au piège de cette Tapisserie. Les rebondissements m'ont laissée sans voix parfois, et les relations entre personnages sont intenses. "

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

    " Big fan of this series. AWesome writing style, character development, just kept me interested all around. Can't wait to get teh next one. "

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

    " Volume 2 in 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

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.