The Other Wind (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 13, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. He dreams of the land of death, of his wife who died young and longs to return to him so much that she kissed him across the low stone wall that separates our world from the Dry Land-where the grass is withered, the stars never move, and lovers pass without knowing each other. The dead are pulling Alder to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea.

Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman.

The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.

Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.


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I love Ursula K. Le Guin. Top notch fantasy writer. - Goodreads
The ending is kind of abrupt. - Goodreads
Le Guin's prose continues to amaze me. - Goodreads
What a great ending to an epic tale. - Goodreads
It's like she ran out of time writing it. - Goodreads
An amazing ending to the Earthsea series. - Goodreads

Review: The Other Wind (Earthsea Cycle #6)

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

Three stars may seem harsh, but I hold Le Guin to a high standard. This is a good, enjoyable read, but it isn't as strong as the preceding Earthsea books (I'm particularly fond of Tehanu). The ... Read full review

Review: The Other Wind (Earthsea Cycle #6)

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

I enjoyed this story from many years later more than most of the other earthsea books. Read full review


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2 Palaces
3 The Dragon Council
4 Dolphin
5 Rejoining
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About the author (2001)

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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