The Earthsea Quartet

A map of The Earthsea realm drawn by Ursula K....

A map of The Earthsea realm drawn by Ursula K. Le Guin. Original map published in Tales from Earthsea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Synopsis:The four books of the legendary Earthsea saga together for the first time in a single volume:

A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore

Ursula Le Guin‘s creation, Earthsea – an ancient world of Wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power – is an acknowledged masterpiece.
Text:Ursula Le Guin
Buttefly, age 11: I enjoyed all the stories but I liked the first two best because they were more interesting and fun to read.

Mum: The Wizard of Earthsea was one of the first fantasies I read as a child and it has haunted me ever since. This second reading was not a disappointment however. Rather, I found my enjoyment of the book enhanced through a greater understanding of the characters and events than I had as a child. The Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan are still my favourites, but I was able to appreciate the other stories this time round.

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