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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.
Good stroytelling i felt like i was listening to someone tell a story. It kept my attention like nothing elsePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best books I have read in a long time, with fantastic magic, not in the story but in the writing, and how it shows the character grow up. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Aamir Quraishy
I am not sure why this one is a classic. I found it pretty boring and I will not read the rest of the series.Published 20 days ago by Marilyn
Although not that intresting in the beginning, after half of it, it kept becoming fun and inspiring to read... Looking forward to reading the other books of the series...Published 24 days ago by gokce banu laleci
After seeing the Earthsea animation from Studio Ghibli, I was very curious as to how this series was outside of the movie. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Matt
This is an author who had vision. I did not discover this series when I was young and fresh into the fantasy genre. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M.N.
Just could not wrap my brain around this one. One of us was trying too hard and I guess Ursula won. Seemed very derivative, perhaps, because of the Harry Potter books, which after... Read morePublished 1 month ago by david fox
The Wizard of Earthsea is the first fantasy novel in the Earthsea series. It follows a young wizard as he gets recognized and selected to be a part of a grand wizarding school. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amber Gregg
I was very young and going through a dark teenage time when I read this book for the first time.
Won't go so far as to say "It saved my life! Read more