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The Darkest Road ❰Download❯ ➵ The Darkest Road Author Guy Gavriel Kay – Depois há um ano o Anão ue jazia agora ao lado dela chegara a Paras Derval com notícias de um grande mal ue tinha sido feito Kaen e Blod incapazes de encontrar o Caldeirão sozinhos e uase enlouuec Depois há um ano o Anão ue jazia agora ao lado dela chegara a Paras Derval com notícias de um grande mal ue tinha sido feito Kaen e Blod incapazes de encontrar o Caldeirão sozinhos e uase enlouuecidos por uarenta anos de fracasso tinham forjado uma aliança terrível Com a ajuda de Metran o mago traiçoeiro tinham finalmente descoberto o Caldeirão dos Gigantes e pago o preço por isso Fora um preço duplo os Anões tinham uebrado a pedra vigia de Eridu The Darkest Kindle - cortando assim o elo entre as cinco pedras e entregue o Caldeirão nas mãos do seu novo amo auele cuja prisão debaixo de Rangat devia ser garantida pelas pedras vigia Rakoth Maugrim o Desafiador Tudo isto ela já sabia Sabia também ue Metran usara o Caldeirão para criar o Inverno assassino ue terminara há cinco manhãs depois da noite em ue Kevin Laine se sacrificara para lhe pôr fim O ue não sabia era o ue acontecera desde então Auilo ue lia agora no rosto de Faebur e o ouvia contar sentindo as imagens como chicotadas na alma A chuva da morte de Eridu Assim tem início A Senda Sombria a terceira e última parte da célebre trilogia de Guy Gavriel Kay ue destino aguardará Kim Kevin Paul Jennifer e Dave no termo desta extraordinária aventura ue descobrirá cada um deles a respeito de si mesmo ao longo dos muitos momentos dolorosos da sua iniciação O leitor em ualuer caso terá aui a revelação de um grande escritor e de uma das obras primas da fantasia contemporânea.

10 thoughts on “The Darkest Road

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    SPOILERS AHEAD SO MANY SPOILERSThe concluding volume of Fionavar Tapestry is a perfect fantasy novel Happily stripped of the awkward stilted ‘real world’ situations and dialogue that occasionally marred the preceding novels The Darkest Road takes place entirely in Fionavar and is all the stronger because of it The narrative is simple the characters all engage in a series of final meetings battles and individual confrontations that were carefully set up in books 1 and 2 The world is saved of course And at such a high cost of course The writing is also straightforward This is not a novel full of lush description; nevertheless the carefully chosen words the elegantly stripped down prose the overall precision and artistry of the writing should serve as a lesson to all would be writers sometimes lavish world building is not necessary to create a world or to create a work of art Kay conveys everything he needs to convey in language that is as simple yet as poetic as a fable The entire trilogy rooted as it is in timeless myths has all the resonance of genuine mythology one that describes both the beginning and end of all such legends Much like similar works of art john crowley’s The Deep for example Kay boils down the tropes of fantasy literature until they are at their most iconic and then breathes wonderful new life into themWho takes the Darkest Road? So many of Fionavar Tapestry’s characters must walk paths that end in death and darknessFinn takes a solitary path riding with The Wild Hunt slaughtering evil and good alike becoming a thread of chaos in the tapestry But in the end he makes his choice and chooses well as all heroes must All of the heroes in the series are faced with hard life choices and all of them choose well in the end It is a glorious thing and it is a big part of what brings the trilogy to the level of myth But the fate of brave sweet Finn turning from The Wild Hunt and then literally falling from the sky to his death – that is something even It felt like I was reading a fable’s first iteration the story of a kind of Icarus one who willingly chooses his tragic fate in service of othersDiarmud takes a deadly path at the end to his own end There is not much I can say about this seuence other than that I shed some tears at the end of it A character so full of life yet so blithely willing to sacrifice that life for others in an instant An amazing thingGaladan’s whole existence is The Darkest Road His transformation at the end his ability to become something greater something good was carefully set up from the start of the tale He is a man in love after all and moved to his deeds because of that love’s rejection and the loneliness that followed But despite the hints of what was to pass when it did come to pass after all it was still incredibly moving Not all things from the dark areall dark Is there a humanistic sentiment?And Darien takes the Darkest Road of course His path is the path of the title a road without friends without a moral compass one that leads to the heart of evil and one that ends in a sad and tragically lonely death But such a death He saves the world with his courage and his grace Kay does not allow Darien’s final end to be easy for the readerthere is no one there at the boy's side to protect him to embrace him as he dies to thank him for his sacrifice to hold him as any child should be held when they are afraid and all alone It is one of the saddest bravest most beautiful deaths I’ve ever read in fantasy literatureKay’s imagination is impressive but even impressive is his willingness to let tragedies be truly tragic in the most real of ways He does not try to balance the deaths out so that the reader is given a kind of easy comfort a kind of well they may have lost so so but at least they have so so He does not make things easy Some characters are not harmed and achieve a happy ending Other characters are gone forever One set of parents sees both of their brave sons returned to them and it is a joyous thing Another set of parents have young sons who both die in the struggle and in the end they are left alone with each other and it is a terrible thing A prince who is full of war grim and unyielding lives to rule; a prince that is full of light and a future full of love is slain A good seer’s soul remains forever exiled outside of time A student from our world remains dead never to return to his own father A child dies alone with no one to tell him that he is loved So many sad things Such a beautiful tale such a battle and so hard won so resonant

  2. Chris Chris says:

    For most of this book indeed for most of this series I felt a big 2 star rating was at hand A well thought out world and often beautiful writing caught my interest but the meandering and frankly boring plot of it all took me out of the story and left me flatThen And thenI got to about the 75% point of this third and final volume It gotinteresting I mean I found myself slowing down to absorb the words instead of skimming through rapidly towards the end The end I wanted just to say I'd completed this work of a favorite authorAnd these words were pretty good But thenoh and then about 85% into the book Kay leveled his story at me and struck right in the heart Whoah didn't see that comingI raced through the last few chapters marveling at how all of the threads of this tapestry came around and wove together Yes this was the Kay I was looking for the brilliance I had previously discovered in his other work and was missing to this point Damn he brought it all homeA week ago I considered abandoning this book once and for all You might say I'm glad I stuck with it I came around so much that I'm actually thinking a reread could very well be much rewarding for that first 1112 of the trilogy knowing what I do about the final 12thBut I'll wait a few years I think

  3. Markus Markus says:

    All the roads are dark Only at the end is there a hope of light The Darkest Road is the third and last book of the Fionavar Tapestry in which the approaching battle again Rakoth Maugrim and his monstrous lieutenants looms like a shadow over the kingdoms of FionavarI hate the fact that I just couldn't enjoy this book and unfortunately it's my own fault The series lost me in the second volume with some developments I didn't like and and overall decrease in uality from the first book and that led to me almost skimming through the third I wanted to see the ending as Guy Gavriel Kay is one of my favourite authors but that was my only motivation for reading onI would still recommend this series but I'd suggest taking your time with it

  4. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    “From the darkness of what I have done to you there shall be light or I shall die trying to make it so”Truth to be told I expected a road to perdition While I didn’t perish The Darkest Road does not offer deliverance It is a suboptimal finale to a trilogy that started great but deteriorated with each consecutive instalment The plot is so dense and complex that at this point I am not even trying to summarise it the brief summary at the beginning of the book is really helpful In most general terms the war with Rakoth the Unraveller has started and hinges upon many factors of which one the most important is also the most volatile; unpredictable and impossible to manage In a sense everything is secondary and dependent on this wild card tossed freely onto the winds of events Mr Kay packed a lot into the Fionavar Tapestry; it is a true gobelin woven with rich pictorial design of stupefying detail This overabundance of detail might pose a problem I indicated already in my review of The Wandering Fire the lush Tolkienesue universe is supplemented with another fantastic realm ie the Arthurian Legend which results in overabundance of archetypes tropes and themes It wouldn’t be bad if Kay had supported his creative temerity with solid background work As it is the book is so dense in the names and places department with so many things the reader is expected to remember and connect that it reaches the Malazan level albeit without the Malazan finesse Many of the names are just names without any substantial character development we move from place to place and over time from mythical lands to milieus already known in a whirlwind of events and references Kay's gift with the language makes it all bearable but only just and readers are offered with the whole candy shop of fantasy treats you will have magic and battles sailing with the dead walking on water demons from the deepest marrow of the earth giants dragons a Dwarfmoot that counsel with silence and many many other things Unfortunately the bad outdarkens the good Firstly because the many protagonists central to the plot are often separated they then spend a lot of time catching up and telling each other what has already happened so if you add recounting the past events from the previous books that means a lot of repetition At this point the book is saturated with the repetitiveness of motifs We had the longest road in the previous book now we have the darkest road embellished with similar undertones the loss the choice the sacrifice the love embraced even or specifically in and through death Kay doesn’t spin anything new here or add anything meaningful that would be truly surprising My main problem lies with the central premise of this book that looks at love as a binding shackle view spoilerAs you remember Jennifer gave birth to Rakoth’s son deciding that this child is her answer to the Dark She has given the child away to be fostered with love I am not going to argue with that but everything else doesn’t have sense I have issues not with Jennifer herself but rather with what and who she has become I have issues with her decisions steeped in her tragedy that becomes so tragic that turns into pathetically grotesue I refuse to accept the stupid assumption that because love is binding Darien must have been set free read rejected as only this enabled him to make a choice to discover what was there at the root of his soul hide spoiler

  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    60 stars On my list of All Time Favorite novels This is the newest edition to my list of all time favorite novels and the entire trilogy has earned a place on my list as one of the best fantasy trilogies of ALL TIME see my review of the entire series under The Fionavar Tapestry for a detailed review What I am about to say may be deemed sacrilege amount fantasy readers but the truth is from the stanpoint of emotion evoking and lyrical poetic prose combined with epic larger than life no grey area good guys this is the BEST FANTASY TRILOGY I have ever read and knocks LOTR who is famous for both of the aforementioned attributes out of the top spot In fact given how momentous that last statement was I intend to re read LOTR in the not too distant future just to confirm for myself the accuracy of the above Either way this should definitely be on your must read list Two pieces of advice goiong in First read slowly and carefully as like LOTR the prose is thick and lyrical and you will miss the depth of the writing if you read too uickly Second if you listen to audiobooks listen to the audio version of the trilogy by Simon Vance who did an amazing job with the books but keep the print versions around for some of the difficult prose HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

  6. Choko Choko says:

    4 A buddy read with the Kay Suad at FBR Because he is a master at what he does “All the roads are dark Only at the end is there a hope of light” And at the end it is all about the choices we make as a free thinking individuals Yes there are circumstances there are good and bad influences there are G ds and Demons curves and constructions on our paths loss love loss joy loss rebirth and so on the world keeps going as one of my favorite singers Reba says I guess the world doesn't stop for my broken heartIn our lives we take so many journeys of self discovery and uests for making our lives better but many are abandoned even before we make the first step It is mostly fear of not getting where we want to go or feeling of futility that no matter where we get we might not find ourselves fitting there Only rarely is it the situations we find ourselves into but we love to make the outside influences the guilty parties for our failures All meaningful paths are lonesome but The Darkest road is the loneliest of them all In this case Kay makes the one taken by Finn The Longest but the darkest is shared by many of our modern day heroes who found themselves in a parallel universe fighting for the Light against the Darkness Some of them reach their destination and find maybe not what they wanted at the end but at least something that fulfills their true needs Others only deepen their sense of separation and inadeuacy needing to go on if ever they want to find a place of forgiveness and self esteem But above all we all need to undertake those roads of self discovery and find the core of light which hopefully we nurture in our souls so we may always do the right things despite the cost “And he realized a white fire igniting in his heart that he did not want her to die He did not want any of them to die He was sharing their grief he realized; it was his own pain it was fire running through him ” The Darkest Road is a Fantasy full of action and mythology magic and even parts of the Arthurian Legend but it is very character driven and Kay as always finds the way to tell it in a beautiful manner There were some parts in the beginning of the book which read a bit weird to me but once we got into the story all was well once again It could have also been me since I have been having a hard time sleeping these days and have been having issues concentrating at times I also have a personal dislike for the character Jennifer and she had a prominent role in this volume so I think this might have influenced my rating and initial enjoyment However I loved her son Darien whose personal journey was heartbreaking and very emotional But what can you expect when he has the body of a 15 year old but has lived barely a year so has the emotional experiences and strength of a toddler He did amazingly well with this starting handicap while most of the adults were screwed up for mundane reasons We do get wonderful victories together with the crushing defeats so I would recommend this book to those who are fans of the genre and the authorNow I wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find what you need in the pages of a good book

  7. Meredith Holley Meredith Holley says:

    This suddenly got way too Power Rangers for me No one was a bigger fan of the Darien story at the beginning of the last book or Jennifer’s story? Both than this girl but man when it turned out that he had view spoilerlaser eyes hide spoiler

  8. Constantina Maud Constantina Maud says:

    view spoiler He would always be Pwyll Twiceborn Lord of the Summer Tree wherever he went hide spoiler

  9. Wanda Wanda says:

    A fitting end to a great trilogy We can often solve big problems by stepping out of the accepted patterns in our lives Jennifer resists the Unraveller by bearing his child and by setting that child free to choose his own destiny This resistance begins in the first volume and culminates in the thirdIn my opinion Fionavar is the Platonic ideal of our world—it contains all the ideas that are available for religion myth and literature Paul on the Summer Tree “becomes” Odin; Kevin when he sacrifices himself mirrors the Adonis legend; Jennifer has a parallel existence as Guinevere Dave in battle becomes a berserker and Kim is pressed into service as the mysterious Seer What started as a chance association at a lecture becomes entirely meaningful as each of these people accepts their role in the grand design The Tapestry that represents the integrity of the world of Fionavar and thereby all of it’s alternate worlds And this book is the only one of the three that takes place completely in Fionavar making it the strongest of the three in my opinion Everyone is fully committed to this particular plotKay gives us tragedy Diarmud and Sharra anyone? but he also gives us victory Galadan that demi god who supported the Darkness is allowed a chance to return to the Tapestry The eternal triangle of Arthur Guinevere and Lancelot is maybe resolved as they move once again out of human history Perhaps Arthur is no longer the King Who Will Return? I will admit to a few tears as I finished this wonderful trilogyBook 201 of my science fiction and fantasy reading project

  10. Jane Jago Jane Jago says:

    I will now attempt to review the trilogyIt's a fantasy tour de force pulling together so many strands from differing mythologies and interweaving them with a fresh imagining of a world in which magic coexists with entirely human struggles and frailtiesI have read all three books many times but I still find something new each time And I still cry like a baby

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