A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

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 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.

Title:A Wizard of Earthsea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553383041
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    A Wizard of Earthsea Reviews

  • Kat Kennedy

    If there were ever a time I'd curse my constant reading of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance or YA lit, it would be now.Because clearly, CLEARLY this is a fantastic book that deserved to be finished. ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”The hunger of a dragon is slow to wake, but hard to sate.” The Folio Society edition is superbly illustrated by David Lupton.The boy is born on the island of Gont in the archipelago of Earthsea...

  • Nataliya

    "It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul." This seemingly simple statement actually says a lot about the human nature - just as all the Ursula Le Guin's books that I've read...

  • Robin Hobb

    Do you ever re-read books that your long ago self loved? Do they stand up to time?This one definitely does. I know it doesn't need another five star review from anyone, but if you are looking for a bo...

  • Manny

    How come Harry Potter is the publishing sensation of the century, and this is only a moderately popular cult novel? Life seems unfair sometimes, but I suppose that in a few hundred years it will all h...

  • Mark Lawrence

    I rated this 5* from memory of reading the trilogy (as it then was) back in the late 70s.My wife has taken to reading to our very disabled daughter (now 13) while I make up her medicines before bedtim...

  • Kara Babcock

    This what A Wizard of Earthsea taught me: * To know a thing's true name is to know its nature. * Don't fuck with dragons (unless you know their true names). * Summoning the spirits of the dead is a ba...

  • Lyn

    A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin is a beautiful fantasy. First published in 1968, it has clearly influenced many fantasy novels since. Orson Scott Card, with his 1980s era Alvin Maker series,...

  • J.G. Keely

    As a reader of Fantasy, this book felt like a return home, even though I had never read it before. The tale of this young wizard and his hardships and coming to terms with his own darkness is one that...

  • Sean Barrs

    This is old school fantasy at its finest. It has all the classic elements. It has a young and naïve protagonist who learns the dangers of power; he overcomes his initial stupidity and learns how to w...