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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 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.
One of my absolute favourite fantasty books; Ursula le Guin weaves a rich world in the archipelago of Earthsea and shows that the biggest battles are those inside yourself. Read morePublished 11 days ago by mcsteelio
Could not read through the entire book. Even though it is part of my job.Published 14 days ago by Janet Reed
Duny was born in a small village. As a young boy, he began to discover he had some kind of magical power. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Susie
As an adult fan of fantasy and science fiction, I'm not above reading well-written, engaging books written for young adults. But I found this book difficult to get into. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shambalagala
Although written for "high schoolers", this book could easily be read by a 5th grade student who is on par with their reading level. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam M Mohr
I came across this title on a list of top 25 fantasy sci-fi. I had never read anything by the author previously. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Denise Moore
I was right to develop my senior thesis on this first book. I had not known the author long as I went to work, but she is the author whom I respect as a master of lore, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Couldn't get past page 50. Too much telling and very litle showing.Published 1 month ago by Bill Vaz