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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #2) - Ursula K. Le Guin
Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #2)
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Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething... show more
Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething with demons. But to seventeen-year-old Memer, the house is the only place where she feels truly safe.    Then an Uplands poet named Orrec and his wife, Gry, arrive, and everything in Memer's life begins to change. Will she and the people of Ansul at last be brave enough to rebel against their oppressors?     Includes an interview with the author and a teaser to the third book in the series, Powers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780152062422 (0152062424)
Publisher: Harcourt
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Annals of the Western Shore (#2)
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Robin's Reads
Robin's Reads rated it
4.5 Voices: The Annals of The Western Shore #2:a review
Voices: The Annals of The Western Shore #2, by Ursula leGuin Memer was born after the invasion of Ansul, her city state, so she does not personally recall a time when her people were free... but those of her House, Galvan, do, and they have taught her the old ways. Outwardly, publicly, Memer complie...
Birdish Book Blog
Birdish Book Blog rated it
5.0
[Originally posted on tumblr on 23. August 2012] I started reading “Gifts” by Ursula K. Le Guin and asldfkajdf why is everything she writes so addictive?Orrec is so awwwwww.Poor guy.D:I hope he ends up in a better situation. Or something like that. (Also, what’s up with Emmon? If he actually had a c...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
4.0
When comparing Voices to Gifts, the first book of the series, in terms of the themes described, Voices is certainly the better book. This is a book about the loss of a cultured civilization through colonization. The colonizers consider the ability to read and write a demonic ability… books as evil e...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
The peaceful merchant city of Ansul, famous for its university and learning, was invaded a generation ago by an army. The Alds believe that anything written is an abomination, the educated populace are dark wizards, and that they will find their religion's foretold final battleground in Ansul. The...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
This is a companion book to LeGuin's earlier, "Gifts," but it alsoworks as a stand-alone novel. It takes place about 20 years later. The two main characters from "Gifts" do appear, but are not the main characters here.The story takes place in an occupied and defeated country. Theinvaders, distrustin...
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