Welcome back to Fantasy Friday where you will find reviews of classic and new books!
The Summer Tree
This classic fantasy trilogy has two men and two women from our time receive a visit from a wizard from the land of Fionavar, where dwarves, elves, men, gods and goddesses mingle. The four hear the shocking news they need to come and help save that world and agree to take up the challenge. And wow, what an ending! Of the people in the story, Paul Schaffer was the best, and his story the most profound and moving. I liked the two women who came with him to this first of all worlds, Kim’s journey was deep as well, and Jen’s terrifying. The enemy is fearsome indeed and well drawn. I liked the mage also and his source.
The Wandering Fire
What an awesome book! The first one had stretches of epicness that I loved, but I loved just about every word of this one. The characters are much more 3D in this one, where only a couple like Paul and Jennifer were in the first one. And there are some Arthurian elements in this one too. This is so much better than the first book, but the first must be read to understand this one, as the four men and women continue to courageously rise to meet their destinies. Looking forward to returning for the next part!
The Darkest Road
Wow, wow, wow! This trilogy just gets better and better! Such a wonderful book, like the second one, which draws you in emotionally and invests you in the story and the people who are living out this fantastic drama. My favorite was Darien, who walks The Darkest Road, a child of both Light and Dark, who must make his choice. I also loved the Arthurian part of the story also. Stars and glory, I loved the whole book, just as I had the last one. Master storytelling at its best from a tale-teller who is just as in awe as his readers are of Lancelot’s feats and cheering on everyone else who serves the Light. Love it, love it, love it! I wish there were more of these people and this world. Must read!
Have you read this series? What did you think?