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Tehanu: Book Four of Earthsea (Earthsea #04)by Ursula K. Le Guin
Winner of the 1990 Nebula Award.
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Book Four of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle — now a Sci-Fi Channel Original Presentation!
Years ago, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan — she, an isolated young priestess; he, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him through no choice of his own.
Once, when they were young, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger and shared an adventure like no other. Now they must join forces again, to help another in need — the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed.
With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.
"A tale with the universality and dignity of legend....A grand conclusion to a revered cycle." Kirkus Reviews
"A major novel by a major novelist....The astonishing clearsightedness of Tehanu is in its recognition of the necessary and life-giving contributions of female magic — sometimes disguised as domesticity." Robin McKinley, The New York Times Book Review
"Sharply defined characterizations give rich resonance to Tehanu's themes of aging, feminism and child abuse as well as its emotional chords of grief and loss....Fans of the Earthsea trilogy will be deeply moved." Publishers Weekly
"LeGuin's effortless mastery of language will be familiar to readers of the Earthsea Trilogy, but the sweeping otherworldliness of those books has been replaced by a more human focus." School Library Journal
"A beautiful expression of mature love; a thoughtful, brilliant achievement." Horn Book
When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny.
About the Author
Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California. She has written more than a hundred short stories. 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 lives in Portland, Oregon.
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