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Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.
In this second book of Le Guin's Earthsea series, readers will meet Tenar, a priestess to the "Nameless Ones" who guard the catacombs of the Tombs of Atuan. Only Tenar knows the passageways of this dark labyrinth, and only she can lead the young wizard Sparrowhawk, who stumbles into its maze, to the greatest treasure of all. Will she? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"New and longtime Earthsea fans will be drawn to these impressive new editions." (The Horn Book) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
The main character in this is a young woman who was given an unusual life in darkness to worship this darkness and appease it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mary Terszakowec
Not worth the price, ridiculous amount for a novelette pretending to be a novel.Published 11 days ago by Pen Name
Mastery. Magic, dragons, adventure and wisdom in one of the most potent cocktails available.Published 28 days ago by Melle
I love the book and its a great addition to one of my favorite fantasy series. I wish the cover that they showed in the listing was the same cover that I got l. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Nicholas
To read The Tombs of Atuan, you might not realize that this is the second book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle (of course, it does help that it says so on the book cover). Read morePublished 1 month ago by brutusmuktuk