Guy Gavriel Kay

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun Oct 3 16:55:35 EDT 2004


Dorian wrote:

>I started with his first trilogy, "The Fionavar Tapestry" - the first book
>is "The Summer Tree".  It's a relatively standard "bunch of people from our
>world go to fantasy world and save it from Ultimate Evil" series, but it
>draws heavily (and fairly knowledgeably) on the same sources Tolkien used
>without being very Tolkien-esque.  I still reread it from time to time.

Wasn't he the person who helped Christopher Tolkien get the Silmarillion
into shape for publication?  That might explain being familiar with the
Tolkienesque but not inclined to copy it.

Minnow


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