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"I love this. It's one of the most moving things Le Guin has written." Donna Minkowitz, Salon.com (read the entire Salon.com review)

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Publisher Comments:

A superb novel-length addition to the Earthsea universe. Alder, the man who unwittingly initiates the transformation of Earthsea, is a humble sorcerer who begins to dream of the land of the dead after his wife dies.

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"[S]uperb....[Le Guin] reconsiders the relationship between...life and death itself. This is not what 70-year-old writers of genre fantasy are supposed to do, but then, there aren't many writers around like Le Guin." Publishers Weekly

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"[D]emonstrat[es] once again the power of storytelling to transform the known into the unknown and the ordinary into the extraordinary. Le Guin remains a master of subtlety and grace as she finds new and surprising ways to express deep truths cloaked in the trappings of fantasy." Library Journal

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"[The Earthsea saga] now moves resolutely into the purview of adults, perhaps because the very well written Earthsea books have long appealed to all ages. Certainly, whatever their ages, its fans will rejoice in revisiting Earthsea." Booklist

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"I adored The Other Wind. Real mythmaking, done by a master of the craft....The magic of Earthsea is primal; the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream." Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman

Review:

"Le Guin remains a master of subtlety and grace as she finds new and surprising ways to express deep truths cloaked in the trappings of fantasy." Library Journal

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"Le Guin understands magic and dragons better than anyone, and her writing only gets better with each new book. The Other Wind is a triumph." Michael Swanwick, author of Stations of the Tide

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"A quiet, well-told tale...another solid entry in a very good fantasy series." The Orlando Sentinel

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"[The Other Wind] shows [Le Guin] at the height of her powers. [Her] characters continue to evolve in fascinating ways, opting for the unexpected. Earthsea...has matured in terms of plot, characters, and action." Locus

Review:

"A narrative that is as intimate as it is grandly mythic. A challenging, satisfying work — a book that, unlike some other late additions to established series, really did demand to be written." SF Site

Review:

"Le Guin is not only one of the purest stylists writing in English, but the most transcendently truthful of writers." The Nation

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a feminist, conservationist, and Taoist, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441009930
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Ace Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Wizards
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.30x5.32x.74 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Ace Books - English 9780441009930 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "I love this. It's one of the most moving things Le Guin has written." (read the entire Salon.com review)
"Review" by , "[S]uperb....[Le Guin] reconsiders the relationship between...life and death itself. This is not what 70-year-old writers of genre fantasy are supposed to do, but then, there aren't many writers around like Le Guin."
"Review" by , "[D]emonstrat[es] once again the power of storytelling to transform the known into the unknown and the ordinary into the extraordinary. Le Guin remains a master of subtlety and grace as she finds new and surprising ways to express deep truths cloaked in the trappings of fantasy."
"Review" by , "[The Earthsea saga] now moves resolutely into the purview of adults, perhaps because the very well written Earthsea books have long appealed to all ages. Certainly, whatever their ages, its fans will rejoice in revisiting Earthsea."
"Review" by , "I adored The Other Wind. Real mythmaking, done by a master of the craft....The magic of Earthsea is primal; the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream."
"Review" by , "Le Guin remains a master of subtlety and grace as she finds new and surprising ways to express deep truths cloaked in the trappings of fantasy."
"Review" by , "Le Guin understands magic and dragons better than anyone, and her writing only gets better with each new book. The Other Wind is a triumph."
"Review" by , "A quiet, well-told tale...another solid entry in a very good fantasy series."
"Review" by , "[The Other Wind] shows [Le Guin] at the height of her powers. [Her] characters continue to evolve in fascinating ways, opting for the unexpected. Earthsea...has matured in terms of plot, characters, and action."
"Review" by , "A narrative that is as intimate as it is grandly mythic. A challenging, satisfying work — a book that, unlike some other late additions to established series, really did demand to be written."
"Review" by , "Le Guin is not only one of the purest stylists writing in English, but the most transcendently truthful of writers."
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