The Summer Tree Author:Guy Gavriel Kay The Summer Tree is the first volume of a fantasy trilogy on the grand scale in the rich tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen R. Donaldson. Here begins a huge narrative told with speed, style, and delight in storytelling. — Guy Gavriel Kay, who worked with Christopher Tolkien on The Silmarillion, still the best-selling fantasy hardcover of all... more » time, now debuts with a work of exhilarating scope and intensity that catapults him to the very pinnacle of the fantasy genre.
In The Summer Tree, five young professionals and students are dramatically precipitated out of their lives in this world into the realm of Fionavar, the true world, of which our own is only a shadow. Led by Silvercloak, the wizard, the five are caught up in the opening forays of a devestating war as the renegade god, Rakoth Maugrim, breaks free from his thousand-year imprisonment.
Maugrim, gathering his evil forces, begins a subtle invasion of the High Kingdom of Brennin, where generations of kings have affirmed their bond to the benign powers of earth and sky on the limbs of the Summer Tree. Now, a new time of sacrifice is at hand.« less