A Wizard Of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) (Paperback)

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Please god do not let this horrible cover throw you off. This series is spectacular - my favorite of Le Guin's and she's written many series. And unlike the Dune phenomenon of books worsening as the series progresses, (please don't get me wrong though - if the first book starts at 50 million points, Chapterhouse is still pretty incredible) this series truly gets better the further on in you go. Tehanu in particular is GOOD. I recall there being tears of awe.

— From Sci-Fi & Fantasy


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 was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929, and passed away in Portland, Oregon, in 2018. She published over sixty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature, and translation. She was the recipient of a National Book Award, six Hugo and five Nebula awards, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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

"New and longtime Earthsea fans will be drawn to these impressive new editions."—Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547722023
ISBN-10: 0547722028
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: The Earthsea Cycle