A Wizard of EarthseaeBook - 2012
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.
This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.
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First of 5 novels, and 8 short stories in the "Earthsea Series." 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 t... Read More »
Awesome adventure fantasy about learning to control your magic and the risks that come with great power.
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This is the original boy goes to wizard school. Our young hero Sparrowhawk will let his pride get himself in trouble, and will need to undertake a great journey of self discovery to hopefully get himself out again.
Ged is a prentice wizard who is sent to the isle of Roke to learn his craft with others like him (starts just like Harry Potter). However a spell goes wrong and he is haunted thereafter by his own dark shadow. Ged learns to confront it instead of running, and in doing so he is freed from the evil that tormented him. Loved this book! Very atmospheric and lyrical. There are no armies and bloodshed; the fight is inward instead of against others.
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