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The Other Wind: The Sixth Book of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Fiction, Science fiction, Fantasy

The long-awaited sequel to the Earthsea Quartet

The wizard Alder comes from Roke to the island of Gont in search of the Archmage, Lord Sparrowhawk, once known as Ged. The man who was once the most powerful wizard in the Islands now lives with his wife Tenar and their adopted daughter Tehanu. Alder needs help: his beloved wife died and in his dreams she calls him to the land of the dead - and now the dead are haunting him, begging for release. He can no longer sleep, and the Wizards of Earthsea are worried.
But there is more at stake than the unquiet rest of one minor wizard: for the dragons of Earthsea have arisen, to reclaim the lands that were once theirs. Only Tehanu, herself daughter of a dragon, can talk to them; it may be that Alder's dreams hold the key to the salvation of Earthsea and all the peoples who live there.

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Praise for The Other Wind: The Sixth Book of Earthsea

  • ?a thought-provoking continuation of the chronicle of Earthsea?a luminous, absorbing meditation upon life, death and man's relentless quest for immortality. - Booktrusted News

  • This absorbing philosophical debate can stand alone for Le Guin's new readers; for long-standing fans of the Earthsea saga, old friends are here. - TES, 31 May 02

  • ?a masterpiece of chilling narration - Guardian, 27 Jul 02

  • The characters and fantasy world are all vividly drawn and the fascinating issues raised by the story are important and profound. - Northern Echo, 12 Nov 02

  • Le Guin's storytelling is remarkable?Without giving away the ending, it is both melancholy and affirming?moving and rewarding. - The School Librarian, Winter 02

  • If you think you don't like fantasy, think again; Leguin's books simply give "reality" another shape. - The Times, 7 Dec 02 - Erica Wagner

  • The Other Wind, a new Earthsea novel, felt like a homecoming to the magnificent otherworld that I escaped to at 14; wise, graceful, classic myth-making for all ages - The Scotsman, 7 Dec 02 - Julie Bertagna

  • A powerful and thought-provoking story of magic, love and loss. - Perth Shopper, 25 Apr 03

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lived in Portland, Oregon, until she passed away in January 2018.


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