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In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've always loved this story because of its characters, and its world.
It's a wonderful, well-told story of a young man, Ged, coming of age in a world where words can have the power of magic and dragons are as real as earthquakes.
Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea is (and deserves to be) a classic of modern fantasy literature.
I first read this book in 1967 or '68. It was a major influence on my life at the time...living as I was in the counter-culture among astrologers, tarot card readers, and reading... Read morePublished 2 days ago by David Bergsland
A Wizard of Earthsea tells the tale of a young mage named Ged who was training as an apprentice wizard. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Raven Oak
I felt like a kid again, reading the adventures of someone young, making mishap takes and dealing with confidence. Straightforward.Published 9 days ago by Michael J Abell
I was first introduced to this series through the lovely film "Tales from Earthsea" by Studio Ghibli, and I have not regretted reading the books that inspired it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by David J
What need be said about this classic, written when fantasy was just emerging as a genre? More than 45 years old, and never out of print. 'Nuff said.Published 18 days ago by R. Lee Thompson Jr.
I first read this many years ago, probably as a teen. I love it as much today as I did then. Rereading this was like visiting with an old friend. Read morePublished 18 days ago by The Tatting Flutist