Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Earthsea: The First Four Books
Ursula K Le Guin


Discover the late Ursula Le Guin’s passionate and enthralling story of a young boy sent to a school of wizardry to learn the ways of magic. Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back?

Paperback, 704pp
Penguin B0oks, 2012 (1968, 1970, 1972, 1990)
ISBN 9780241956878