Voices (Chronicles of the Western Shore #2)

Author(s): Ursula K. Le Guin

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Memer is a child of rape; when the Alds took the beautiful city of Ansul, they descecrated or destroyed everything of beauty. The Waylord they imprisoned and tortured for years until finally he is freed to return to his home. Though crippled, he is not destroyed. His life still has purpose. Memer is the daughter of his House, the daughter of his heart. The Alds, a people who love war, cannot and will not read: they believe that in words lie demons that will destroy the world. All the city's libraries, the great treasure trove of knowledge of ages past, are burned, except for those few volumes secreted inthe Waylord's hidden room. But times are changing. Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant have arrived in the city. Orrec is a story-teller, the most famous of all: he has the gift of making. His wife Gry's gift is that of calling; she walks with a halflion who both frightens and fascinates the Alds. This is Memer's story, and Gry's and Orrec's, and it is the story of a conquered people craving freedom. First published 2006.


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Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books are enduring children's classics. 'Earthsea [is] one of the most deeply influential of all 20th century fantasy texts' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY. Le Guin is one of the finest fantasy writers of our time. The Annals of the Western Shore series (GIFTS hb & pb) and VOICES (hb), have sold more than 23,000 copies to date. A new children's book from Le Guin is always an event. VOICES is the direct sequel to GIFTS and will be followed by POWERS, the third in her new series 'No question about her literary quality: her graceful prose, carefully thought-through premises, psychological insight and intelligent perception' Margaret Atwood

Ursula K. Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

General Fields

  • : 9781842555613
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : April 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : Paperback
  • : Ursula K. Le Guin