The Road Goes Ever On and On

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The Road Goes Ever On and On is a fic based upon Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry. It is canon-compliant up to the end of the Fionavar Tapestry but diverges from Kay’s later novel involving some of these characters, Ysabel.

The old cops always tell the cadets, ‘There’s always going to be one or two cases that strike harder than the others, for whatever reason — what place you’re in when they crop up, what the outcome is, something about the people involved. Watch those. If you aren’t careful, they’re the ones that will take over your life.’

For forty years, Toronto cop Sean has been obsessed with the Jennifer Lowell case. She and two friends vanished on a trip to Europe in the late 1970s, when five friends flew out to England on less than two days notice and only two returned. Sean’s suspicion has always rested on Dave Martyniuk, one of the two returnees. But he has never had enough evidence to make a charge stick, and each year that passes has increased Maryniuk’s power and influence, so he is now virtually untouchable.

Three months into Sean’s retirement, chance brings a young student to his home, who he realises holds the key to getting inside Martyniuk’s citadel at last.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: The work refers to violent incidents occurring in the original source, dealt with in a detective noir style.

Thanks to Skygiants for inspiring the whole thing by her posts on Dreamwidth about the Fionavar Tapestry.

The cover is based upon a tapestry entitled ‘Palampore Tree of Life Quilt’, Anonymous (1815). The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Guy Gavriel Kay fandom.

- First Edition: 2nd Mar 2016
- 2nd Edition: 1st Apr 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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