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Book Reviews of The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3)

The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3)
The Darkest Road - Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
ISBN-13: 9780451451804
ISBN-10: 0451451805
Publication Date: 9/1/1992
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
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PrintsS avatar reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This trilogy is packed with cliches and the plot is awful!
Rape, effective human sacrifice (albeit voluntary suicide) to appease "the Gods" --
etc. Every Greek-Roman-Celtic etc. myth imaginable is woven into
the improbable and convoluted plot. Horrible! Save time and just
read Kay's later work (excellent!).
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An excellent fantasy story of epic proportions.
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The interweaving of myth and new story is very well done. Not everything turned out exactly as I may have wished, but most of the ending was satisfactory (except that I don't think the potential love interest between ___ and ____ at the end worked out completely - there really was not much to point toward it before). All in all, it was a good fantasy trilogy that I enjoyed reading.
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a very interesting series; I don't think I would call it great literature, but still a good read for fantasy lovers..Everything is neatly tied togeter at the end.
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book better than the first two!
mpmarus avatar reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent series, Kay is a wonderful writer. Don't try to read "lesser" works of fantasy right after you finish (ask me how I know...)
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 130 more book reviews
a great ending, all loose ends accounted for.
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 13 more book reviews
Excellent book!
reviewed The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry, Bk 3) on + 1430 more book reviews
This outstanding trilogy combines emotion with wonderful prose. Read slowly and carefully because the prose is such that you don't want to overlook its depth. If you turn to audiobooks, choose those by Simon Vance who does awesomely with each book in the series. In this final book in the trilogy each earthling finds a role in the Tapestry design representing the world of Finovar.

Fionavar poses as an ideal version of our world as focusing on aspects of religion, myth, and literature. One reviewer believes that Paul on the Summer Tree becomes Odin. And, when Kevin sacrifices himself, his actions mirrors Adonis. Dave is outstanding battle soldier while Kim becomes a respected and honored Seer.

Jennifer resists the Unraveller and bears his child, setting the boy free to fulfill his destiny. She also becomes Arthur's Guinevere.

The book summarizes all of the tales of the trilogy with the earthlings involved in the plot, fulfilling various roles. All in all it's a great ending to Kay's magical series.