A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin
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A Wizard of Earthsea


After reading The Telling by Ursula Le Guin, and really liking it, I really wanted to read some of her classics. A Wizard of Earthsea was recommended to me by one of my LT friends, and I wasn’t disappointed. This book is all fantasy, dealing with witches, wizards, mages, magic, dragons and quests. But for me, it had none of the standard fantasy stuff, and it was a great fast paced read.

Ged is a smith’s son, who turns out to have a talent for magic. He chooses to be trained in Roke, but in his pride he goes too far with a spell and unleashes something on the world. The rest of the book is his quest to rid the world of the shadow he brought into it.

I have seen the Studio Ghibli movie, but while I didn’t like that, I loved this book, I loved Ged, and I loved the story. I can’t wait to find and read other parts of the Earthsea cycle. I have nothing more to say, this was a five out of five star read for me.