The Darkest Road

Guy Gavriel Kay (Author)


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...

Product Details

Price: $16.00  $14.72
Publisher: Ace Books
Published Date: June 12, 2001
Pages: 424
Dimensions: 5.31 X 1.0 X 8.0 inches | 0.82 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780451458339
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About the Author

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.


Praise for The Fionovar Tapestry

"Kay has delivered such a magnificent...volume that I can't praise it enough. The Fionavar Tapestry is a work that will be read for many years to come. It is a book that makes one proud to be working in the same genre as its author."--Charles de Lint

"I'm overwhelmed...The Summer Tree is one of those books that change your perception of the world forever afterward."--Marion Zimmer Bradley

"A remarkable achievement...the essence of high fantasy."--Locus

"Kay's intricate Celtic background will please fantasy the manner of The Silmarillion, the posthumous Tolkien work that Kay helped edit."--Publishers Weekly

"Immense scale, literary richness and dazzling heroes."--Toronto Star

"Certainly this is one of the very best of the fantasies which have appeared since Tolkien, and I trust it will be recognized as such."--Andre Norton

"This is the only fantasy work I know which does not suffer by comparison to The Lord of the Rings."--Interzone

"Can be compared only with Tolkien's masterpiece. A passionate battle between good and delights the spirit."--Star-Phoenix

"Satisfying...a highly literate, lovingly detailed work of fantasy."--Fantasy Review

"Kay's bestselling--and stunning--fantasy trilogy finds its power not in its feats of imagination or world-building (though there are dazzling heapings of both) but from its rootedness in the reality of human emotions and relationships."--The Globe and Mail

"A grand galloping narrative...reverberates with centuries of mythic and incantory implications--with a little Prince Hal and Falstaff on the side."--Christian Science Monitor

"The Fionavar Tapestry, when all is said and done, is one of the most beautifully written and moving fantasy trilogies ever written. Those are very large words, but I truly believe this book is large enough to fit into such a reputation."--Green Man Review