A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea - The Earthsea Quartet (Hardback)
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A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea - The Earthsea Quartet (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 27/06/2019
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The first book of Earthsea in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with The Tombs of Atuan, The Furthest Shore and Tehanu

With illustrations from Charles Vess

'[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking' Neil Gaiman

'Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell

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.


'The Earthsea trilogy . . . is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. . . Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole. In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless' Magaret Atwood

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473223561
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 200 x 132 x 26 mm


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[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking - Neil GaimanThe Earthsea trilogy . . . is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. . . Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole. In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless - Margaret AtwoodA Wizard of Earthsea reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago, and whose twists and turns have been handed down through generations of storytellers. It is timeless. . . . Le Guin's words are magical. Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it - David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

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Howard Dickins

“Before Hogwarts”

Before Hogwarts, there was the Wizard's College of Roke. Before Rowling, there was Ursula K LeGuin. There's so much essential grounding in fantasy that comes from this book. I first read it in the 1980s... More

Hardback edition
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“A lovely edition of a delightful classic”

If Tolkien is the grandfather of fantasy, Le Guin is the grandmother of science-fiction and fantasy both.

The Wizard of Earthsea has so clearly inspired many, many other fantasy writers in their own works, and... More

Hardback edition
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“A new great series to get into”

I really enjoyed this book. It is about a boy called Ged, who is from a small, remote island, finds that he has a knack for magic. He then trains to be a Wizard but makes some bad, dark choices that seem to haunt him.... More

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