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The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.
     In this final book of the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.

Review:

"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:

"[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

Review:

"[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

Review:

"[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

Synopsis:

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:

“[Le Guin] reconsiders the relationship between magic and something more basic: life and death itself.”—Publishers Weekly The archipelago of Earthsea is in turmoil. The dragons are breaking old truces, and even the dead threaten to return from the afterlife, using the sorcerer Alder's dreams as a conduit. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. It's decided that the threat can only be confronted on the holy isle of Roke. In this magnificent grand finale to the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin ties up many loose ends from her previous novels and brings back favorite characters to the delight of her fans.

Synopsis:

"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

"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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151006847
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Earthsea Cycle
Series Volume:
v. 40:1-155
Publication Date:
20120911
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"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 , "[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 , "[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 , "[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."
"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 , “[Le Guin] reconsiders the relationship between magic and something more basic: life and death itself.”—Publishers Weekly The archipelago of Earthsea is in turmoil. The dragons are breaking old truces, and even the dead threaten to return from the afterlife, using the sorcerer Alder's dreams as a conduit. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. It's decided that the threat can only be confronted on the holy isle of Roke. In this magnificent grand finale to the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin ties up many loose ends from her previous novels and brings back favorite characters to the delight of her fans.
"Synopsis" 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."

--Michael Swanwick, author of Stations of the Tide

"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

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