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A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1) - Rob Inglis, Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)
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"The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman...beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear." - from A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The... show more
"The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman...beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear." - from A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, introduces the listener to Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, known also as Sparrowhawk. When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught. There, Ged's natural talents enable him to surpass his classmates in little time. But when his vanity prompts him to summon Elfarran, the fair lady of the Deed of Enlad, he unleashes a shapeless mass of darkness - the shadow.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781874703211 (1874703213)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Minutes: 435
Edition language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle (#1)
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 An old friend.
My dad read the first four to us when we were tiny smol, and then I reread the trilogy as a teen, so it's very hard to separate this book from my memories of this book, which are vague but wondrous. Le Guin herself said that the lack of positive, powerful women was a mistake made by a young author...
Calyre
Calyre rated it
Au cours des derniers mois de sa longue maladie, le Maître Herbier lui avait enseigné une bonne partie du savoir des guérisseurs, et la première et dernière leçon de ce savoir était celle-ci : Soigne la blessure et guéris la maladie, mais laisse partir l'esprit mourant."On craint toujours ce que l'o...
IntheZone
IntheZone rated it
4.0 A Wizard of Earthsea
It is almost always fun to revisit books you have not read in a longish time and this one was no exception. The only issue I might have with this quick read is now I want to reread the rest of the series (if that can really be called an issue).4 Stars for entertainment as expected.
IntheZone
IntheZone rated it
4.0 A Wizard of Earthsea
It is almost always fun to revisit books you have not read in a longish time and this one was no exception. The only issue I might have with this quick read is now I want to reread the rest of the series (if that can really be called an issue).4 Stars for entertainment as expected.
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.5 Review: A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle Book 1 of 6ish)
I was an adult before I became hooked on reading science fiction and fantasy, so there are a lot of classic books and authors I’ve still never read. Until a day and a half ago, Ursula Le Guin was one of those authors. The story is about a boy named Ged who, we’re told in the first paragraph, will b...
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