[Epub] A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) By Ursula K. Le Guin – Varunahuja.live

[Epub] A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)  By Ursula K. Le Guin – Varunahuja.live
  • Paperback
  • 183 pages
  • A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0553383043

A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) 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.


About the Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Orego Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Oregon.She was known for her treatment of gender The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri , political systems The Telling, The Dispossessed and difference otherness in any other form Her interest in non Western philosophies was reflected in works such as Solitude and The Telling but eveninteresting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist s experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators Le Guin favoured the first person narration are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways


10 thoughts on “A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)

  1. says:

    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 absolutely perfect, it was enchanting It was different, it was QUALITY.Yet I didn t finish it because, thanks to the aforementioned reading habits, my ability to c...

  2. says:

    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 words and have a wizard soul can learn to utilize the power of the Earth to manipulate objects and events The boy s nam...

  3. says:

    It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soulThis 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 doA Wizard of Earthsea is a simple but beautiful and magical coming of age story of a young wizard Ged, who starts out as a brash and cocky boy who in his arrogance unwittingly releases a terrible Shadow upon the world, but who eventually grows up and succeeds in embracing the daIt is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soulThis 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 doA Wizard of Earthsea is a simple but beautiful and magical coming of age story of a young wizard Ged, who starts out as a brash and cocky boy who in his arrogance unwittingly releases a terrible Shadow upon the world, but who eventually grows up and succeeds in embracing the darker part of himself A word of caution if you are expecting a traditional fantasy adventure it is,than anything, an introspective book, so be warned.You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything So I thought, once So did we all And the truth is that ...

  4. says:

    This is old school fantasy at its finest It has all the classic elements It has a young and na ve 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 standard fantasy plot, delivered in basic way, but, nonetheless, it is still great I think this is because of the plot itself Le Guin drew me in completely, and made me reach the ending rather quickly I ha This is old school fantasy at its finest It has all the classic elements It has a young and na ve 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 standard fantasy plot, delivered in basic way, but, nonetheless, it is still great I think this is because of the plot itself Le Guin drew me in completely, and made me reach the ending rather quickly I had to discover how a young mage could defeat a dark and corrupted version of himself, one that had left him scarred forever and running in fear A story of growth and magic Ged is your typical protagonist he is brave, honest and good He goes on a journey of self discovery in which he learns the limits, and potential, of his power He has rather humble origins he began life as a mere goat herder Through this he learnt how to take care of himself rather than rely on others However, he is also very young and...

  5. says:

    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 from the inherently English Tolkien sub genre of fantasies This is not quite such a departure from the Tolkienesque fantasies, but a difference can be seen and enjoyed Another Goodreads reviewer made th A Wizard of Earthsea b...

  6. says:

    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 become lost in the aspect you assume If you find yourself hunted, turn it around and become the hunter Above all else, know yourself.I don t know how I acquired this particular copy of A Wizard of 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 become lost in the aspect you ...

  7. says:

    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.

  8. says:

    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 Earthsea is better Not only better, but a lotenjoyable, fascinating, and exciting Not by a lot, mind you, but enough that I can easily say that this Le Guin s classic is superior I hope this c 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 Earthsea is better Not only better, but a lotenjoyable, fascinating, and exciting Not by a lot, mind you, but enough that I can easily say that this Le Guin s classic is superior I hope this comes across as high praise because that ...

  9. says:

    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 gobs of length and endless det...

  10. says:

    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 4 pills, crushed, mixed with water, sucked into a syringe and administered through a tube that goes through the wall of her stomach.Anyway, A Wizard of Earthsea was a recent read, and listening to my w 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 4 pills, crushed, mixed with water, sucked into ...

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