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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 love the idea of fantasy books a lot more than I like reality of them. It seems that so many books are so easily placed as either high or low fantasy. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by A. Elger
I wish that I could have given this book two and a half stars, but that option is unavailable. Though Ged is an interesting character, I didn't become attached to him to care... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Claire2011
The words painted a picture of this fantasy world. Made me want to work a few spells myself. Enjoyed the adventure.Published 2 days ago by Barbara Van Riper
This book is the start of what is probably Le Guin's most famous series of children's books. It is typical of 1960s children's fiction in that it has no sex and very little... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Eleanor Latham
So I really liked the book. I found the story very interesting. The plot and character development are great. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tak
I really enjoyed this book. As this was my first book written by the author, it took a few chapters to sync my brain up with her style. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jason Gordon
The story was paced well and wasn't to predictable or derivative. I really enjoyed reading it and was a little sad when it was over.Published 17 days ago by dan lukas
I found the book well written and quite enjoyable with a solid story line and believable characters. A recommended good read!Published 25 days ago by Deb Valainis