A Wizard of Earthsea
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.
Publish date: September 11th 2012
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle (#1)
by Ursula K. Leguin The first of the classic Earthsea series by Ursula LeGuin. I probably should have read it long ago. It's a magical Fantasy about wizards and how they are trained in a land called Gont. Ged, the main character, distinguishes himself at a young age and comes to the attention of...
Another from NPR's Backseat Bookshelf. The rating is solely because I don't like high fantasy (I do like low fantasy). I'm pretty sure this A Wizard of Earthsea is good since most people who do like high fantasy like Le Guin and the Earthsea series. If I wanted long descriptions of fantasy worlds...
With all the hoo-ha regarding LeGuin's recent passing, I figured I should read one of her books to find out why she was so beloved. I think one of my kids might have read some LeGuin back during his adolescence. So, it seems this is to be the tale of a person born Duny, who is later named as Ged on ...
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...
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...