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  • Published: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141370538
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $22.99

Earthsea

The First Four Books


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A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the Earthsea books follow the fortunes of the wizard Ged from his childhood to an age where magic is giving way to evil.

One of the classic works of fantasy by renowned writer of the genre, Ursula K. Le Guin.
As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death. Including: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore; Tehanu.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141370538
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin was bornin Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and theanthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels,eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books forchildren, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her novels arethe The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners of the Nebula and Hugoawards, Always Coming Home, winner of the 1985 Kafka Award,and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her sixth Nebulaaward for Powers. She died in January 2018 aged 88.

Penguin/Puffin published the first volume ofthe Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translatedinto many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.

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