A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Read A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) Online Free - 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 (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
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ISBN : 0553383043
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 183 pages


Kat Kennedy rated it ★★★☆☆

January 16, 2011

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. Ursula K Le Guin is a phenomenal writer and whilst this book (up to what I read) wasn't absolutel...

Jeffrey rated it ★★★★☆

January 27, 2018

”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. This is a world infused with magic. Not everyone can control this magic, but those who know the right...

Nataliya rated it ★★★★☆

July 23, 2015

"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 so far seem to do. ***A Wizard of Earthsea is a simple but beautiful and magical coming-of-age st...

Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2017

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 wield his power effectively. It also has wizards, dragons and creatures of great evil. It’s a stand...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2018

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, stated that he wanted to make an American fantasy, and escape or at least distinguish his work f...

Ben rated it ★★★★★

May 07, 2016

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 bad idea, especially on a schoolboy dare. * Truly changing your form is dangerous, because you can...

Manny rated it ★★★★☆

November 20, 2008

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 have sorted itself out. The ending is one of the best I know in any book.

Bradley rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

Here's an odd bit of trivia: I had just read Beagle's Last Unicorn this month, so it is still very fresh in my mind. I agreed with everyone that it was a real classic with so much to love within its pages. And yet, right after reading A Wizard of Earthsea, I'm gonna have to say I think A Wizard of...

J.G. Keely rated it ★★★☆☆

February 09, 2017

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 has been redone again and again, from Rowling to Jordan to Goodkind, and so far, despite adding...

Mark rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2018

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 bedtime (it takes a while, there are 8 drugs that need to be counted out between a 1/3rd of a pill and...

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