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Wizard of Earthsea, A: The First Book of Earthsea

Le Guin, Ursula K.

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ISBN 10: 0553262505 / ISBN 13: 9780553262506
Published by Bantam / Spectra, NY, 2004
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183 pages; interior clean, light foxing to edges; chip to bottom corner of color il'd cover from the SCI FI Channel miniseries. Bookseller Inventory # 131917

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Title: Wizard of Earthsea, A: The First Book of ...

Publisher: Bantam / Spectra, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:good

Book Type: Paperback

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Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea,  but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless  youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who 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  ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to  restore the balance.

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Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.

In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow.

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