One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time
The Newbery Honor–winning second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin.
In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her—home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan.
Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar’s duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain?
With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
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The second installment of a tremendous fantasy series. Right up there with the works of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
It was ok... a bit boring though
It definitely was not my favorite book. It was very interesting at the end but the start and middle of the book were pretty boring. They just talked about how Arha wouldn’t like being in this ruined palace or sometimes she might like it or, yeah, you get the point. I give it 3 stars because it was a bit interesting with the appearance of Ged. I really wanted to answer all of Arha’s questions to Ged! Arha, didn’t you read Wizard of Earthsea, the 1st book?
If you are into Harry Potter books, this book is for you: It has the excitement at the end just like Harry Potter books