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A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea
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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s 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... show more
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780547722023 (0547722028)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 264
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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