Book #19: The Summer Tree

By Guy Gavriel Kay

The Summer Tree

Guy Gavriel Kay’s writing gets a little purple in spots and the drama can tend to melodrama. He’s good at both character and storyline creation, though, so his books are fun despite the occasional soppy spots.

The Summer Tree is the first book in the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, which is an alternate-reality re-telling of the Camelot story. Hmm, that makes it sound dippier than it is. It’s nicely done. And anyone who went to U of T might enjoy the Toronto bits.