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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: 9780547773742 (0547773749)
ASIN: 547773749
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle (#1)
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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...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 A Wizard of Earthsea / Ursula K. LeGuin
Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an anci...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it
3.5 A Wizard of Earthsea
Hmm. I can see the appeal this book has to so many people and I did enjoy it somewhat, but there was something missing which kept me from rating it higher. Every time I started to really get into it, the plot seemed to reach a point where it would just fizzle out. The scene with the dragon was extre...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it
3.5 A Wizard of Earthsea
Synopsis: Ged is a young wizard of great potential, but reckless and careless for power. When he unleashes a shadow into the world of Earthsea it seeks to consume and possess him. To defeat it he must learn its name, and face it. I first read this book as a teenager, probably twenty years ago. Bac...
Agnieszka Żak
Agnieszka Żak rated it
5.0 Historie z dzieciństwa
Nie należy wracać do historii z dzieciństwa - to zasada, którą wierzę, ale którą też zdarzyło mi się nieraz złamać. Powracając do książek z dzieciństwa, przypominając sobie stare seriale i filmy, słuchając muzyki, którą się ekscytowałam, czasem się rozczarowuję. Nie dlatego, że te historie nigdy nie...
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