A Wizard of Earthsea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guinís A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

  

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Enjoyable, but simple both in writing style and plot. - Goodreads
Brisk pacing keeps things from getting boring. - Goodreads
Such wonderfully flawless story telling. - Goodreads
The prose is well done. - Goodreads
Fresh fantasy, with cool ending (compared to lotr). - Goodreads
The book was quite difficult to read in my opinion. - Goodreads

Review: A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1)

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

It was just ok. Felt the story was hurried and could have taken a slower pace Read full review

Review: A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1)

User Review  - Owen O'Neill - Goodreads

Personally I think these are Le Guin's best books. This is probably my favorite of the trilogy. She writes with a lighter hand here than in her sci-fi, which I find to often be a bit ponderous. The ... Read full review

Contents

1 Warriors in the Mist
1
2 The Shadow
18
3 The School for Wizards
38
4 The Loosing of the Shadow
61
5 The Dragon of Pendor
89
6 Hunted
110
7 The Hawks Flight
128
8 Hunting
154
9 Iffish
177
10 The Open Sea
196
Afterword
218
Back Matter
225
Back Cover
253
Spine
254
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URSULA K. LE GUIN is the author of more than three dozen books. She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, The Tombs of Atuan, and among her other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and six Nebula Awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
www.ursulakleguin.com

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