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
Good ending to the Earthsea series. - Goodreads
It's like she ran out of time writing it. - Goodreads
What a great ending to an epic tale. - Goodreads

Review: The Other Wind (Earthsea Cycle #6)

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I hadn't previously read any of the other books, because I didn't realize this was a finale. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable read. Ursula is a very vivid writer. I do not own this book - I borrowed it from the library. Read full review

Review: The Other Wind (Earthsea Cycle #6)

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I don't think anyone who read this far in the series would be particularly surprised by the ending. The hints of where things were headed were strong in The Farthest Shore, overt in Tehanu, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Over the course of her career she has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, science fiction, children’s literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation, and is the multiple winner of the highest awards in several fields. Among her honors are a National Book Award, a PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, twenty-one Locus Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.

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