A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) (Paperback)

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Ged wants to be a wizard. He goes to a magical school. Everything goes wrong. From curses to dragons to secret names, Earthsea is packed with adventure, and its vivid landscape (and great characters) make this series classic.

— From Caitlin recommends


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.

About the Author

URSULA K. LE GUIN is the author of more than three dozen books. She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, "The Tombs of Atuan," and among her other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and six Nebula Awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Praise For…

"The magic of Earthsea is primal; the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream."--Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547722023
ISBN-10: 0547722028
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 251
Language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle

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