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  Bookreporter.com - A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA: (Earthsea Tetrology #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
I wasn't familiar with Ursula K. Le Guin or her Earthsea tetralogy, but I thought the cover illustration of a ship crossing the ocean was childlike and evocative.
In A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, Ged is an awkward, proud and impulsive young wizard who repeatedly uses his considerable powers recklessly.
For fans of Star Wars, the wizards of Earthsea are like Jedi Knights and their power is very similar to "the Force." A limited number of men possess power (in varying degrees) and they must make sure that the equilibrium between light and dark is constantly maintained.
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 Powell's Books - Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
The magnificent saga begins with A Wizard of Earthsea, continues in The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, and concludes with Tehanu — each book a treasure of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardy.
Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea,     but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless    youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered    with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow    upon the world.
A Wizard of Earthsea was the first novel of fantasy literature introduced to me a the age of 12.
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 a wizard of earthsea - Information from Reference.com
In a Wizard of Earthsea, Ged accidentally releases a creature of shadow from that
The original Trilogy was composed of A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of
A Wizard of Earthsea won The Boston Globe-Hornbook Award for juvenile...
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  Boomerang Books, Cheap Discount Online Bookstore Australia
The Earthsea Quartet: A Wizard of Earthsea,The Tombs of Atuan,The Farthest Shore,Tehanu
Contains the four stories of the Earthsea quartet, "A Wizard of Earthsea", "The Tombs of Atuan", "The Farthest Shore" and "Tehanu".
Earthsea is an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power.
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  Earthsea
The original Trilogy was composed of A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972).
Earthsea is a world of mostly water, with most of the land being composed of many small islands in an archipelago with each island largely governing itself.
Earthsea also defined the concept of dragons for me. The dragons of Earthsea are wise, powerful, ancient, majestic and magical creatures who care little for the affairs of humans and others who live for such a short time.
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  Earthsea
Earthsea is a fictional realm that was created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story "The Word of Unbinding", published in 1964, but became more famous in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968.
The world of Earthsea is one of sea and islands: a vast archipelago of hundreds of islands surrounded by uncharted ocean.
The U.S.-based Sci Fi Channel broadcast a four-hour loose adaptation for television of A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan in December 2004.
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  A Wizard of Earthsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, is the first of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in her fantasy archipelago of Earthsea.
This is the story of a young boy born on Gont, one of the larger islands that dot Earthsea.
Normally, Roke wizards are sought after by princes and rich merchants, but the new Archmage sends Sparrowhawk, with his willing acquiescence, to a poor island group, to protect the inhabitants from a powerful dragon.
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 Earthsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earthsea is a fictional realm created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story "The Word of Unbinding", published in 1964, but that became more famous in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968.
(A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore)
The U.S.-based Sci Fi Channel broadcast a three-hour loose adaptation for television of A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan in December 2004, and was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in Easter 2005 in two parts.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Wizard Of Oz (experiment)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the field of human-computer interaction, a Wizard of Oz experiment is a research experiment in which subjects interact with a computer system that subjects believe to be autonomous, but which is actually being operated or partially operated by an unseen human being.
The missing system functionality that the wizard provides may be implemented in later versions of the system, but its precise details are generally considered irrevelant to the study.
The name of the experiment comes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story, in which an ordinary man hides behind a curtain and pretends to be a powerful wizard.
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 CRITIQUE :: Tales from Earthsea
The first three Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, were published in the 1960's and 70's, and were one of the finest fantasy trilogies of the twentieth century.
Earthsea is an immense archipelago of small and large islands, with most of the trappings of standard fantasy: magic, lonely towers, kings, wizards, and dragons.
Le Guin shows that Earthsea's institutions are not infallible institutions, but rather, that they are made up of changeable individuals who are prone to error; presumably, she is also commenting on the institutions of our own world.
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 Amazon.com: A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1): Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow.
Ursula K. LeGuin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" comes from a different place then the other two fantasists with whom her Earthsea trilogy is so often compared.
Ursula Le Guin's "Wizard of Earthsea" is a memorable story about a boy becoming a man, and a man coming to terms with himself.
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 Novel Reflections: Ursula K. Le Guin A Wizard of Earthsea Review
A Wizard of Earthsea is the classic fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin.
Ged is a young boy from a village on the Isle of Gont, who has a natural talent for magecraft.
He yearns to learn all the things he has heard that Wizards can do, but he has no patience and no understanding of the balance needed to practice the craft safely.
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 Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy books
She was taken from her family as a girl to become a priestess to the Nameless Ones.
Ged is a powerful wizard seeking the missing half of the Ring of Erreth-Akbe, on which is engraved the broken Rune of Peace.
Le Guin's Earthsea fantasy books are A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu (1990), Tales from Earthsea (collection of 5 stories, 2001), and The Other Wind (2001).
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 A Wizard of Earthsea Summary
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, is the first of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in her fantasy archipelago of Earthsea.
The tale of the eponymous wizard continues in The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu and...
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 John & Belle Have A Blog: The Wizard of...Albion?
Race wasn't a central focus of Earthsea, but Le Guin was one of the first fantasy writers to recognize the multicultural nature of her audience and to deliberately write a world in which "minorities" didn't appear solely as either savages, villains or bit-players.
Perhaps an Earthsea published at another time would be less a big deal, but being what is and when it was published, I can see people being rightfully furious about this; it's not "Starbuck is a man!" or anything like that; it's a legitimate gripe about changing the message and image of a text.
In 'Wizard of Earthsea' he's the hero's friend, but he's continually in awe of Ged, who's a far better magician, and of Jasper, who's also far better (and far whiter).
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 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: book review
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin (1968)
Barely escaping with his life the wizard Sparrowhawk at first tries to hide from the evil which he released into the world, before confronting the flaws in his own character which were responsible for the disastrous Spell of Summoning.
A Wizard of Earthsea is a definitive work, in many ways as effective as The Lord of the Rings.
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 Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
But the Earthsea series was the Earthsea trilogy for a long time, and A Wizard of Earthsea is the first book in that trilogy.
Earthsea is an archipelago comprised of hundreds of islands.
A Wizard of Earthsea is fantasy at its finest, suitable for all ages.
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 Ursula LeGuin - A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea is the story of the making of a mage, the education and testing of a young man born with the power to work wonders but lacking the knowledge to bring this power to fruition and to control its destructive potential.
The theme of “Equilibrium”: A Wizard of Earthsea was written during the 1960s, when an increased awareness of ecological issues and the fragility of the balance of nature was beginning to emerge.
His first job as a wizard further teaches him the limits of power (e.g., he is unable to save Pechevarry’s son, although he wants to very much, and for all the right reasons) and the way to behave, to focus on the job at hand.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard of Earthsea","The Tombs of Atuan","The Farthest Shore","Tehanu" (Roc S.): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contains the four stories of the Earthsea quartet, "A Wizard of Earthsea", "The Tombs of Atuan", "The Farthest Shore" and "Tehanu".
Earthsea is an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power.
when i started reading the first book (a wizard of earthsea) i thought and was right that it was 1 of the best books i had read but as the series gradually moves from book to book you find yourself slowly loosing interest in the series.
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 Review: Discovering the Earth in Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea, reviewed by Christopher Cobb
So the world of Earthsea has proven for Ursula K. Le Guin, who has added once again to her writings set in the world of Earthsea with the story collection Tales from Earthsea, published this month by Harcourt.
In the time of the kings, mages gathered in the court of Enlad and later in the court of Havnor to counsel the king and take counsel together, using their arts to pursue goals they agreed were good.
But in the dark years, wizards sold their skills to the highest bidder, pitting their powers one against the other in duels and combats of sorcery, careless of the evils they did, or worse than careless.
www.strangehorizons.com /2001/20010423/tales_from_earthsea.shtml   (1761 words)

  
 The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula Le Guin) - book review
In A Wizard of Earthsea young goatherd Ged discovers his talent for magic and is sent to the school for wizards on the island of Roke, at the centre of the world.
She has dug selectively and worked her material wisely, making something genuinely original — and if parts of her work seem exposed thirty years on, that is only because later writers have carried out indiscriminate open-cut mining in the area.
A Wizard of Earthsea is about a young man's coming of age, in which he attends an all-male school for wizards, and much of it is set at sea; The Tombs of Atuan is a young woman's coming of age in an all-female temple complex, and much of it happens underground.
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 Classic of the month: A Wizard of Earthsea | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Books
Long before Harry Potter came along, Ursula Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea imagined what a school for wizards would be like.
At wizard school, he makes one friend and one enemy, and in a duel summons a monster that scars him and sends him on a deadly quest across the lonely seas full of peril.
With the moral, intellectual and supernatural power to outwit dragons, resist evil, change weather and transform himself into a hawk, he is apparently defenceless against an enemy who increasingly takes on his appearance to trick or kill him.
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 A Wizard of Earthsea
The land of Earthsea was on another world and consisted of The North Reach, The East Reach, The South Reach, The West Reach, and The Kargad Lands.
Mage wind is often used by wizards to increase the wind that drives the sail.
Seeing that he is a wizard, she asked him if he could summon things from the dead.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Ursula K. Le Guin et al - A Wizard of Earthsea at Epinions.com
He is then brought to study with a mage (a full wizard), but he is impatient, and in the course of trying to learn more than he should, learns about the dark side of magic.
One of those he meets is the dragon Orm Ebbar, and by understanding the vague speeches of the dragon, Ged is given two things: clues to defeating the evil that he seeks, and information on finding the other half of the ring of Erreth-Akbe, since he has unknowingly found one half on his journey.
At the end of A Wizard of Earthsea, I can virtually guarantee you will be looking for the next book in the Cycle to continue reading about what happens to Ged and the world of Earthsea.
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 SCIFI.COM | Earthsea
I've been a fan of A Wizard of Earthsea since I first read it in 1968, when it came out.
The SCI FI Channel actually brought it to me and I was thrilled, because I've always wanted to adapt [the] Earthsea [books] and now was the time to do it.
Originally we started pre-production with the concept that this miniseries would be based on the first three books, as an "Earthsea Trilogy." By focusing on the first two books in the series, we can both introduce a great story and leave audiences wanting more.
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 Reviews: Wizard of Earthsea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Wizard of Earthsea is about a young boy growing up to be a powerful wizard.
The wizard Ged's adventures are stories in themselves, so the plot changes frequently and doesn't get bogged down in one area or theme.
The Wizard of Earthsea is a lot like a Lord of The Rings but it is shorter and has fewer characters.
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