The Last Book of Earthsea

Paperback - 1991 | Bantam ed.
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Classics of high fantasy, Ursula K. Le Guin's  three previous Earthsea novels--AW izard Of  Earthsea,The Tombs Of  Atuan, andThe Farthest Shore--have been compared  with J.R.R. Tolkien's  The Lord of the Ringsand C.S Lewis'  Narniastories as being among the  genre's greatest creations. Now the fourth and  final volume,Tehanu, brings to a  conclusion the remarkable Earthsea cycle with a  revelation of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry.  Once she'd been a priestess, quest-companion to a  powerful mage, a student of high magic. Then she  gave it all up to be a farmer's wife on Gont,  content to lead a simple life. But Tenar was not born  to live her days in peace, away from great events.  A dying wizard and an abused child were the first  to call her back to the path she had abandoned.  For the end of the adventure beckoned and Tenar  would be there along with the dragons, mages, and the  young king himself to share in the unforgettable  fate of the kingdom known as  Earthsea.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991, c1990.
Edition: Bantam ed.
ISBN: 9780553288735
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 252 p. : map ; 18 cm.


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Nov 05, 2018

I hadn't known that this 4th book existed, but I read it immediately when I discovered it in the library. It is a worthy follow up to the first 3 Earthsea books.

Apr 15, 2018

With each book in the series, Le Guin has grown in depth. Tenar comes to recognize the binding spells of fear, shame, and male domination and seeks to free herself and the child from their sticky webs. This is a moving story of courage, rising out of the ashes from devasting loss, the healing power of patient love.

MinniGappieo Jun 30, 2012

Easily, my favorite book in the Earthsea series. This book revolved around Tenar after she has lived out the life she thought she wanted. This book starts with the meeting of Tenar and the burned child, Therru. After the death of Ogion, and Ged's magic-less return, Tenar tries to raise Therru and "heal" her scars. But that an action, like healing, can only be performed by the victim. This book help my attention all the way through and I could not put it down. I'm not sure if this is really the end of the story but it was awesome.

Apr 12, 2011

THis is not the last book, it is the fourth out of six

Mar 20, 2011

This turned out not to be the last book of Earthsea after all. Hurrah!


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