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The tales of this book, as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her introduction, explore or extend the world established by her first four Earthsea novels. Yet each stands on its own.

"The Finder," a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, presents a dark and troubled Archipelago and shows how some of its customs and institutions came to be. "The Bones of the Earth" features the wizards who taught the wizard who first taught Ged and demonstrates how humility, if great enough, can contend with an earthquake. "Darkrose and Diamond" is a delightful story of young courtship showing that wizards sometimes pursue alternative careers. "On the High Marsh" tells of the love of power-and of the power of love. "Dragonfly" shows how a determined woman can break the glass ceiling of male magedom.

Concluding with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features two new maps of Earthsea.

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An exciting re-launch of the classic Earthsea Cycle, by fantasy literature legend Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of a Newbery Honor, the National Book Award, Pushcart Prize, and six Nebula Awards.

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A powerful companion to the celebrated Gifts

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A darkly compelling fantasy about a world in which each person has a magical, dangerous "gift."

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A haunting and complex coming-of-age tale from master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin, this is the third book in the Annals of the Western Shore Sequence, which began with Gifts and continued with Voices.

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Young Gav can remember the page of a book after seeing it once, and, inexplicably, he sometimes and#8220;remembersand#8221; things that are going to happen in the future. As a loyal slave, he must keep these powers secret, but when a terrible tragedy occurs, Gav, blinded by grief, flees the only world he has ever known. And in what becomes a treacherous journey for freedom, Gavand#8217;s greatest test of all is facing his powers so that he can come to understand himself and finally find a true home.

Includes maps.

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Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.

In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.

Includes a reader's guide and a sample chapter from the companion title Voices.

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 lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Cheri P, January 19, 2015 (view all comments by Cheri P)
It's hard for me to verbalize LeGuin's impact on me. Her writing is so... simple. Her style reads so often like writing for youngsters (and maybe it is...), but the ideas are not simple. They're complex and somehow sit in my mind for weeks after I've finished one of her books.

I have a few authors who I am working on "completing:" reading all they've published. Le Guin is one of them.

So, yes. I very much enjoyed this collection of stories. They run the entire timeline of the Earthsea series, from before book one and as a bridge between 4 and 6. The world filled out for me with this volume, and I have a hankering to go back and start over with number one.

But first, I'll dig into 6. Big things are going to happen.
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ISBN:
9780547722047
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K
Publisher:
Graphia Books
Author:
Le guin
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Ursula K
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Annals of the Western Shore
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by Larry Rostant
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by ,
An exciting re-launch of the classic Earthsea Cycle, by fantasy literature legend Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of a Newbery Honor, the National Book Award, Pushcart Prize, and six Nebula Awards.
"Synopsis" by ,
A powerful companion to the celebrated Gifts

"Synopsis" by ,
A darkly compelling fantasy about a world in which each person has a magical, dangerous "gift."

"Synopsis" by , A haunting and complex coming-of-age tale from master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin, this is the third book in the Annals of the Western Shore Sequence, which began with Gifts and continued with Voices.
"Synopsis" by , Young Gav can remember the page of a book after seeing it once, and, inexplicably, he sometimes and#8220;remembersand#8221; things that are going to happen in the future. As a loyal slave, he must keep these powers secret, but when a terrible tragedy occurs, Gav, blinded by grief, flees the only world he has ever known. And in what becomes a treacherous journey for freedom, Gavand#8217;s greatest test of all is facing his powers so that he can come to understand himself and finally find a true home.

Includes maps.

"Synopsis" by ,
Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.

In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.

Includes a reader's guide and a sample chapter from the companion title Voices.

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