A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, Book 1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

By Ursula K. Le Guin

Initially released in 1968, Ursula okay. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the 1st of the six now cherished Earthsea titles.

Ged was once the best sorcerer in Earthsea, yet in his formative years he was once the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his starvation for strength and data, he tampered with long-held secrets and techniques and loosed a bad shadow upon the realm. this is often the tumultuous story of his trying out, how he mastered the potent phrases of energy, tamed an historical dragon, and crossed death's threshold to revive the stability.

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It was nearly twelve o'clock when they stopped again for rest. At this time the valley appeared about seven or eight thousand feet deep: they estimated themselves to be slightly more than half-way down. From eleven until twelve they had momentarily expected some disturbing phenomena attendant upon the removal of the ring by the Banker from the clubroom to its place in the museum. But nothing unusual had occurred. "He probably decided to leave it alone for a while," commented" the Big Business Man, as they were discussing the matter.

That's to be expected," said the Doctor. " He glanced up the rocky, precipitous wall behind him. "We've come down a thousand feet, at least. " inquired _the Very Young Man. The Doctor smiled at him quietly. "Rogers' notes put it about twelve thousand," he answered. "It should reach that depth and stop about"—he hesitated a mo-' ment, calculating— "about two o'clock," he finished. Very Young Man. " For some time they sat in silence. From where they sat the valley had all the ap- pearance of a rocky, barren canon of their own world above, as it might have looked on the late afternoon of a cloudless summer day.

Fore, were cut into diamond-shaped sec"My home, gentlemen," said the Chemist, tions and into triangles, never into squares with a wave of his hand. or oblongs. As they approached the house they heard, Most of the streets seemed paved with coming from within, the mellow voice of large, flat gray blocks of a substance re- a woman singing—an odd little minor sembling highly polished stone, or a form theme, with a quaint, lilting rhythm, and of opaque glass. There were no sidewalks, ^^words they could not distinguish.

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