A Wizard of Earthsea : The First Book of Earthsea
Yearning for knowledge and power, Sparrowhawk, a young student at the School for Wizards, becomes overanxious and tries his dangerous powers too soon, unleashing a terrible evil throughout the land, as he prepares for his role as the greatest sorcerer in the history of Earthsea. Reprint. (A SciFi Channel miniseries, airing December 2004, directed by Rob Lieberman, written by Gavin Scott, starring Shawn Ashmore, Kristin Kreuk, Isabella Rossellini, & Danny Glover) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
- 01 Jun 2006
- Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- Bantam USA
- New York, United States
- w. 10 Ill. by Ruth Robbins and maps.
Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who 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.
About Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929; her parents were the anthropologist Alfred Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. She writes both poetry and prose, including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children's books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts for performance or recording. She has published five books of poetry, seventeen novels, over a hundred short stories (collected in eight volumes), two collections of essays, eleven books for children, and two volumes of translation. Several of Le Guin's major titles have remained continuously in print for over thirty years. Her best known fantasy works, the first four Books of Earthsea, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and among the many honors her writing has received are the National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula awards, the Kafka award, a Pushcart Prize, the Howard Vursell award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Award.