The Darkest Road

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ROC, 2001 - Fiction - 424 pages
Five men and women from our world face a battle with an evil beyond imagining in the deeply moving conclusion to Guy Gavriel Kay's acclaimed Fionavar Tapestry.

As the Unraveller's armies assemble, those resisting him must call upon the most ancient of powers, knowing that if this realm of gods and magic is conquered by evil, the ripples of destruction will be felt across all worlds.

But despite the sacrifices made and courage shown, all may be undone because of one child's choice. For that one has been born of both Darkness and Light, and he alone must walk the darkest road as the fate of worlds hangs in the balance...

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Book three of the fantasy trilogy (The Summer Tree, 1984; The Wandering Fire, p. 752), winding up the prodigiously heavy struggle between the numerous good guys and the legions of the evil Rakoth ... Read full review

Review: The Darkest Road: Book Three of the Fionavar Tapestry (The Fionavar Tapestry #3)

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

Wow! Even in this early (1986) effort, Kay came through with a original and satisfying story. The original part was noteworthy because, as he did in many novels since, the basic elements of his story ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of numerous fantasy novels including The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, Tigana, The Last Light of the Sun, Under Heaven, River of Stars, and Children of Earth and Sky. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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