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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 heard great things about these stories but was bored and not impressed with the writing style. Did not finish it....seemed like same old wonder boy saves the world stuff.Published 6 days ago by S. M. Lott
This is a book that defies everyday description.
Oh, I could tell you the plot: as he learns his craft, a young and very talented apprentice wizard begins to believe... Read more
I see why this is a classic . It's a story, legend of sorts, not a book. The difference is the way the author tells the story. Read morePublished 11 days ago by programmerX
This is one of my all-time favorite fantasy novels and arguably part of the must-read canon of Modern Fantasy.Published 16 days ago by John F Fornetti
Before reviewing the novel, just let me say a word about the author. Ursula Le Guin is an absolute *giant* of sci-fi/fantasy literature. Read morePublished 18 days ago by David J. Nix
The beginning is a little slow but quickly picks up. A young boy left on his own develop magical powers. After saving his village an old wizard takes him on as an apprentice.Published 19 days ago by ItsWindy
I've read this book myself as a teen and now have read it to my children as an adult. What I loved about this book/series my children now share in kind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alicia D Linabary
I was looking for something interesting for an eleven year old boy. This perfectly fit the bill. He found it interesting and is ready for the next onePublished 1 month ago by tam