Review: The Summer Tree

The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay


Much like Elizabeth Bear, Guy Gavriel Kay is a fantasy writer I’ve often heard of, but never actually read. The Summer Tree has been on my reading list since the beginning, having been recommended in Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust, from which I drew up the original list. After suffering through The White Plague, I thought the slim (well, to me) The Summer Tree would be a perfect palette cleanser.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Summer Tree

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The immersion was complete, and within some hidden recess Paul confronted the terrible, haunted eyes of a dog or a wolf. Then the vision fragmented, images whipping past, chaotic, myriad, too fast to hold except for one: a tall man standing in darkness, and upon his the great, curved antlers of a stag.

pg. 22 of The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

The Sunday Salon: Fonts

Part of my distaste for digital readers comes from the ability for a reader to change the font of the book they are reading. Something about taking that artistic choice out of the hands of the publisher and the book layout design team rubs me the wrong way. It’s certainly not a deal breaker; after all, I’m most interested in the content of the text itself. But I do prefer to see a novel or a book the way the entire team behind it intended it to look. Presentation is important, be it books, clothing, or dinnerware, and I don’t like being able to customize that intent.

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