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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.
It's not a bad book. A quick read, certainly worth the time. It's just that it's somehow lacking: too short, too thin, too much distance between writer, characters, and reader. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Out of keeping with the stock character
The beauty of A Wizard of Earthsea was how different and unique it was in the Fantasy genre. Sparrows was not just a flawed hero, but a human one who is constantly trying to better... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lord Akiyama
Anything by Ursula LeGuin should be offered to young readers to further their imagination and their moral sense.Published 10 days ago by barbara r
The story is OK, maybe I'm just too old for it tho. I felt like the characters were rather shallowly drawn and their motivations seemed simplistic. Read morePublished 13 days ago by A A Stone
Good stroytelling i felt like i was listening to someone tell a story. It kept my attention like nothing elsePublished 29 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 1 month ago by Aamir Quraishy