The Tombs of Atuan
WHEN YOUNG TENAR is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away -- home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth,... show more
WHEN YOUNG TENAR is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away -- home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young wizard, Ged, comes to steal the Tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. But Ged also brings with him the light of magic, and together, he and Tenar escape from the darkness that has become her domain. With millions of copies sold, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere. Complex, innovative, and deeply moral, this quintessential fantasy sequence has been compared with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and has helped make Le Guin one of the most distinguished fantasy and science fiction writers of all time. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 2001
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle (#2)
Synopsis: At the age of six, Tenar was taken from her home and made High Priestess of the Nameless Ones, dark powers of the Tombs of Atuan. But when the wizard, Ged, comes to steal the tombs' greatest treasure he also comes to bring Tenar out of darkness.Review: Ursula Le Guin is known as one of the...
This feels above my petty likes and dislikes. It's a slower, more introspective story than Wizard - no gadding about continents, just the hard dry struggle for freedom; the difficult choice to live and move on. In some ways it feels simplistic; but once it warms to its theme it's anything but. Subtl...
This is the second book in the Earthsea Cycle series, and I enjoyed it as much as the first one. I was a little disappointed at first because I had hoped to continue reading about the characters who had interested me so much in the first book, but this book focuses on a different main character. I...
It is probably obvious I like this book.
The first book of the original trilogy, A Wizard of Earthsea was centered on a two-named hero, the boy Sparrowhawk who becomes the Wizard Ged. This middle book is focused a a two-named heroine: Tenar, chosen to be the high priestess in childhood as the reincarnation of the last high priestess. She b...