A Wizard of EarthseaBook - 2012
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A young adult classic, A Wizard of Earthsea is said to be the first fantasy novel featuring a school of wizardry. Book #1 in the Earthsea cycle, it was followed by five more:: The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea and The Other Wind.
And Old-school fantasy style series of a wizard and his coming of age adventures and trials. Good read for adolescents getting into YA who enjoy fantasy and dragons. ~AL_SAM
AL_SAM Jan 10, 2018
And Old-school fantasy style series of a wizard and his coming of age adventures and trials. Good read for adolescents getting into YA who enjoy fantasy and dragons.
Basically, Obi-Wan as a wizard wandering a different world.
Not only is the "Earthsea" trilogy a wonderful series for adolescents but it also contains profound wisdom for adults seeking their own path to individuation. Rich in timeless myth, the series has the young mage Ged surmount many trials on his way to understanding himself and therein li... Read More »
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This is the original boy goes to wizard school. Our young hero Sparrowhawk will let his pride get himself in trouble, and will need to undertake a great journey of self discovery to hopefully get himself out again.
Ged is a prentice wizard who is sent to the isle of Roke to learn his craft with others like him (starts just like Harry Potter). However a spell goes wrong and he is haunted thereafter by his own dark shadow. Ged learns to confront it instead of running, and in doing so he is freed from the evil that tormented him. Loved this book! Very atmospheric and lyrical. There are no armies and bloodshed; the fight is inward instead of against others.
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