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The Tombs of Atuan: The Second Book of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Earthsea Quartet, Fiction, Fantasy

A beautiful hardback edition of the classic THE TOMBS OF ATUAN. The perfect addition to any library. With illustrations by Charles Vess.

The second book of EARTHSEA in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, THE FURTHEST SHORE and TEHANU

With illustrations from Charles Vess

'[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking' Neil Gaiman

'Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell

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?

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Praise for The Tombs of Atuan: The Second Book of Earthsea

  • [This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking - Neil Gaiman

  • The Earthsea trilogy . . . is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. . . Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole. In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless - Margaret Atwood

  • A Wizard of Earthsea reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago, and whose twists and turns have been handed down through generations of storytellers. It is timeless. . . . Le Guin's words are magical. Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it - David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber LeGuin, daughter of an anthropologist and an author, was born in California in 1929. She attended college at Radcliffe and Columbia, and married C. A. LeGuin in Paris in 1951. She passed away in January 2018.

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