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Ursula K. Le Guin : Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4)

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Title: Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Date: 1991-02-01
ISBN: 0553288733
Publisher: Spectra
Weight: 0.3 pounds
Size: 4.18 x 6.92 x 1.02 inches
Edition: English Language
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Classics of high fantasy, Ursula K. Le Guin's  three previous Earthsea novels--A W izard Of  Earthsea, The Tombs Of  Atuan, and The Farthest Shore--have been compared  with J.R.R. Tolkien's  The Lord of the Rings and C.S Lewis'  Narnia stories 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. Review
Ursula K. LeGuin follows her classic trilogy from Earthsea with a magical tale that won the 1991 Nebula Award for Science Fiction. Unlike the tales in the trilogy, this novel is short and concise, yet it is by no means simplistic. Promoted as a children's book because of the awards garnered in that category by her previous work, Tehanu transcends classification and shows the wizardry of female magic. The story involves a middle-age widow who sets out to visit her dying mentor and eventually cares for his favorite student.

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