A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 27/06/2019
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A Wizard of Earthsea
A lovely edition of a delightful classic
If Tolkien is the grandfather of fantasy, Le Guin is the grandmother of science-fiction and fantasy both. The Wizard of Earthsea has so clearly inspired ... READ MORE


The first book of Earthsea in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with The Tombs of Atuan, The Furthest Shore and Tehanu

With illustrations from Charles Vess

'[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking' Neil Gaiman
'Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.

Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

'The Earthsea trilogy . . . is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. . . Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole. In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless' Magaret Atwood

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781473223561
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 331g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 132 x 26 mm

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A Wizard of Earthsea
Before Hogwarts
Before Hogwarts, there was the Wizard's College of Roke. Before Rowling, there was Ursula K LeGuin. There's so much essential grounding in fantasy that c... READ MORE
Howard Dickins