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Tehanu: Book Four of Earthsea (Earthsea #04)

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ISBN13: 9781416509639
ISBN10: 1416509631
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Awards

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.

Review:

"A tale with the universality and dignity of legend....A grand conclusion to a revered cycle." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"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

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

Review:

"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of language will be familiar to readers of the Earthsea Trilogy, but the sweeping otherworldliness of those books has been replaced by a more human focus."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

Review:

"A beautiful expression of mature love; a thoughtful, brilliant achievement." Horn Book

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Book Four of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

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.

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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Kacey, March 2, 2014 (view all comments by Kacey)
I don't understand why everyone says this book is amazing. It's not. The whole story is tied to a little girl you meet in the beginning. She has power and must be taught. At the end of the book, she still hasn't been taught anything. There was no point to this story. How can this be the end of the series, when they introduced a new story line and then never resolve it? Absolutely terrible. Her strong, main, magical characters are reduced to lives of boring unmagical mediocrity, which isn't very interesting to read about. Do not read.
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Curious Cat, September 7, 2012 (view all comments by Curious Cat)
I am unable to rate this story,yet, but must read it because I have been told, 12 years ago , by someone very special - "That it will change my Life". And then about 9 years ago I met a beautiful stranger who told me a similar thing! And now, this night I have found amongst my papers and notes, two notes that were to remind me the of this story !!! So may the third reference for of this tale be a gift from the Divine and I win it with your bookstore, and I see/know/understand why my world will never be the same.

Cynthia x

P.S... I am possibly the biggest lover of books in the world??? Doing University to be a Librarian because I have always found much pleasure, learning, and passion (not to mention solace) in the written word and its awesome power !!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416509639
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le, Ursula K.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Earthsea Cycle
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 9.52 oz

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Product details 288 pages Pocket Books - English 9781416509639 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A tale with the universality and dignity of legend....A grand conclusion to a revered cycle."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A beautiful expression of mature love; a thoughtful, brilliant achievement."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Book Four of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

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.

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