The Earthsea Quartet

Author(s): Ursula K. Le Guin

Middle Fiction

A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu

Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician.

And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back?


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Rowling can type, but Le Guin can write - Guardian Composed sparely, shaped by narratives so basic they must be inscribed upon our cells, they read as if they were not written but found, dug out like jewels from rock - Village Voice A writer of phenomenal power - Observer

Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.

General Fields

  • : 9780241956878
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 704
  • : Paperback
  • : Ursula K. Le Guin