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 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
In the world of Earthsea, on the island of Gont, in the small village of Ten Alders, a child known as Duny is born to the bronze-smith and his wife.
The wizard teachers attempt to show Ged that magic requires wisdom and that no spell can be worked without a consequence that must be considered in advance.
Lady Serret continues to pressure Ged to invoke the magic of the stone until Lord Benderesk enters and accuses her of attempting to trick Ged and use the stone for her own evil means.
www.randomhouse.com /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780553383041&view=tg   (2832 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on A Wizard of Earthsea at Epinions.com
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.
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.
While the action might be minimal in this book, LeGuin succeeds at making Ged a riveting character, able to be a hero with human fallibility.
www.epinions.com /content_170492989060   (787 words)

  
 Light and Dark, Temptation and Resistance
Ursular K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea tells the reader the journey and the adventure of Ged in Earthsea, a land where most inhabitants' lives involve magic.
The notion of beings and their true names figure prominently in A Wizard of Earthsea.
Le Guin, Ursula K. The Wizard of Earthsea.
www.victorianweb.org /courses/fiction/65/leguin/paisid6.html   (469 words)

  
 Flame Bait Discussion: Tales from Earthsea
This is also the only story in Tales of Earthsea to feature Ged, during his years as Archmage of Earthsea.
Unfortunately Ged only appears in the second half of the story and because of that his presence is a little intrusive since Irioth is the main character.
There were some nice cultural additions to Earthsea featured in the story that haven't appeared anywhere else, but since I didn't care for the characters it made no difference to me that the two of them got together in the end, and that's not a good sign for what is supposed to be a romance.
www.sabrecat.net /talesear.html   (2071 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: High hopes for Sci-Fi's "Earthsea" are just a fantasy
In small-town Earthsea, a discontented Ged expresses his desire to leave town and amount to something.
Long ago, when the books were written, audiences would have been entranced with the long sequences that take us through the magician's academy and, in Part 2, through Ged's adventure-packed road to wisdom.
Le Guin's "Earthsea" fiction began in 1968 with "A Wizard of Earthsea" and culminated in 2001 with "The Other Wind" and "Tales from Earthsea." One "Earthsea" novel, "The Farthest Shore," won a National Book Award in 1973.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002115948_kay13.html   (908 words)

  
 Ursula LeGuin's Magical World of Earthsea
When Arren, the soon-to-be-king of Earthsea sends for Ged to officiate the crowning ceremony, Ged flees to Tenar's home in Middle Valley, embarrassed that he is no longer a mage, naked without his power.
The second principle, the relativity of opposites, is the basis of the stability of Earthsea.
She developed the novels from stories she had written earlier about the world of Earthsea, a place similar to the United States in climate, and much like the fifteenth century in its lack of industrialization (Bleiler, p.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ALAN/spring96/griffin.html   (3032 words)

  
 Information about children's books
The first title, A Wizard of Earthsea, was published in 1968; the central character, Ged or Sparrowhawk, is destined to become a great mage, but he has much to learn.
There is, of course, a caveat attached; this will undoubtedly be a prolonged and solitary existence and consequently I will have to rely upon my selection of children’s titles to help me defeat loneliness by surrounding myself with familiar ‘friends’ from fiction.
This is another rite of passage story; Ged is tempted to try spells beyond his powers and summons a shadow-beast that almost destroys him.
www.booktrusted.co.uk /magazine/issue3/desert.html   (3032 words)

  
 Recess
In A Wizard of Earthsea, which was published in 1968 and is still in print, we meet Ged, who is a talented, cocky young man, a teenager, who has innate skills with wizardy and is sent to the school to study this ancient and demanding discipline.
And that's when they should be introduced to Ursula LeGuin's wizard, Ged, the hero of the first of her four-book series about a place called Earthsea, and another wizard's school, this one on an island that is guarded and surrounded by powers that old Hogwarts has yet to conjure up.
Yet it is precisely these shadowy forces that he must learn to master if he is to survive and not lose his soul.
www.recess.ufl.edu /transcripts/2001/1019.shtml   (319 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA: (Earthsea Tetrology #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
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.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553262505.asp   (751 words)

  
 The Other Wizard-of Earthsea
In A Wizard of Earthsea, which was published in 1968 and is still in print, we meet Ged, who is a talented, cocky young man, a teenager, who has innate skills with wizardry and is sent to the school to study this ancient and demanding discipline.
The novel is about a young wizard named Ged, and is the first in LeGuin's four-book series about a place called Earthsea, and another wizard's school, this one on an island that is guarded and surrounded by powers that old Hogwarts, dark as it has become of late, has yet to conjure up.
Last year a television movie based of the Earthsea books appeared, but I'd urge you not to breath a word about it to your teen readers, at least not before they've read the novels.
www.recess.ufl.edu /transcripts/2005/1019.shtml   (489 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - TEHANU: (Earthsea Tetrology #4) by Ursula K. Le Guin
As the most powerful wizard on Earthsea, Ged was required to remain celibate and attend to a number of dangerous quests.
While it is not necessary to read A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA and THE FARTHEST SHORE to understand TEHANU, reading THE TOMBS OF ATUAN will show readers how Ged and Tenar's romantically charged meeting in an underground labyrinth evolved into love and commitment.
Le Guin may be working with the same characters, but her attitude towards them and Earthsea has become more complicated.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553288733.asp   (530 words)

  
 deseretnews.com Sci Fi's 'Earthsea' is good Deseret Morning News Web edition
Based on the first two of LeGuin's Earthsea novels ("A Wizard of Earthsea" and "The Tombs of Atuan"), "Legend" stars Shawn Ashmore (best known as Iceman in the "X-Men" movies) as Ged, the son of a blacksmith who may just turn out to be the greatest wizard the fictional world has seen.
Shawn Ashmore stars as Ged in "The Legend of Earthsea" tonight and Tuesday on the Sci Fi Channel.
Part 1 of "The Legend of Earthsea" airs tonight at 7, 9 and 11 on the Sci Fi Channel.
deseretnews.com /dn/print/1,1442,595112088,00.html   (530 words)

  
 shawn ashmore // the ashmore archives @ shawn-ashmore.com
Ashmore heads the Legend of Earthsea cast, portraying the wizard-in-training Ged and sharing the screen with Kristin Kreuk as Tenar, Isabella Rossellini as Thar and Danny Glover as Ged's mentor, Ogion.
Ashmore said that cast and crew shot Legend of Earthsea in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, over the course of three months.
Shawn Ashmore told SCI FI Wire that playing the lead role in SCI FI Channel's upcoming original miniseries Legend of Earthsea meant a dramatic change in his responsibilities.
johto.nu /shawn/print/scifiwire2.html   (530 words)

  
 Ursula LeGuin's Magical World of Earthsea
When Arren, the soon-to-be-king of Earthsea sends for Ged to officiate the crowning ceremony, Ged flees to Tenar's home in Middle Valley, embarrassed that he is no longer a mage, naked without his power.
The second principle, the relativity of opposites, is the basis of the stability of Earthsea.
She developed the novels from stories she had written earlier about the world of Earthsea, a place similar to the United States in climate, and much like the fifteenth century in its lack of industrialization (Bleiler, p.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ALAN/spring96/griffin.html   (3032 words)

  
 SciFi Channel Creates Epic Fantasy in the World of "Earthsea" - SciFi TV
Here’s the 411 for those of you who haven’t read any part of the Earthsea series: it’s the story of a young wizard named Ged (to be played in the miniseries by Shawn Ashmore).
The novels of Earthsea begin with The Wizard of Earthsea, and continues with The Tombs of Atuan, which introduces the priestess Tenar.
Also starring in the miniseries is Danny Glover as Ogion, Ged’s first true teacher, and Isabella Rossellini, as High Priestess Thar.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art26601.asp   (423 words)

  
 deseretnews.com Sci Fi's 'Earthsea' is good
Based on the first two of LeGuin's Earthsea novels ("A Wizard of Earthsea" and "The Tombs of Atuan"), "Legend" stars Shawn Ashmore (best known as Iceman in the "X-Men" movies) as Ged, the son of a blacksmith who may just turn out to be the greatest wizard the fictional world has seen.
Shawn Ashmore stars as Ged in "The Legend of Earthsea" tonight and Tuesday on the Sci Fi Channel.
Part 1 of "The Legend of Earthsea" airs tonight at 7, 9 and 11 on the Sci Fi Channel.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595112088,00.html   (464 words)

  
 UGO.com Film/TV - Review - Legend of Earthsea Super-Feature
Legend of Earthsea basically melds the first two books in Le Guin's saga into a story that centers around two characters: The young, good-looking wizard Ged and the young, equally good-looking priestess Tenar.
The island-dotted world created by Ursula K. Le Guin in her four Earthsea novels (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore and Tehanu) is arguably on par with Tolkien's Middle-earth in terms of the richness of its mythology.
Ged, played by X-Man Shawn Ashmore, is the centerpiece of the story, a callow youth with incredible magical potential and a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
www.ugo.com /channels/filmtv/features/legendofearthsea/review.asp   (615 words)

  
 Boston.com / A&E / TV / With an accent on cliches, 'Earthsea' rings hollow
Essentially, the miniseries tracks the coming of age of Ged (Shawn Ashmore), a bratty wizard who needs to learn how to handle his magical powers so he can save Earthsea from the demonic Nameless Ones.
King Tygath (Sebastian Roche) is the villain who wants to control Earthsea with the help of the Nameless Ones, who've been locked away and guarded by Rossellini's priestess.
Our hero, a young wizard named Ged, has a blacksmith father who sounds like Mike Myers's Scottish Shop Owner reciting Chaucer while on barbituates.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2004/12/13/with_an_accent_on_cliches_earthsea_rings_hollow   (549 words)

  
 Earthsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is revealed in Tales from Earthsea that once, the women of power (mages) spoke with and learned from the Old Powers, but in Ged's age, they are considered evil.
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earthsea   (2310 words)

  
 Earthsea
Written 18 years later, Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea, follows immediately upon the end of The Farthest Shore as Ged, bereft of his magical ability, returns to the island of Gont on which he was born and on which Tenar now lives.
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.
The original Trilogy was composed of A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972).
scv.bu.edu /~aarondf/earthsea/earthsea.html   (1054 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.
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.
More recently has come The Other Wind and a book of short stories, Tales From Earthsea.
dannyreviews.com /h/Earthsea.html   (654 words)

  
 Young wizard comes of age in magical "Legend of Earthsea"
At first, "Earthsea" seems like post-pubescent Potter: Ged (Ashmore), a working-class kid, goes to a wizardry school, where a snobbish classmate mocks him.
Her five "Earthsea" novels have won National Book, World Fantasy and Nebula awards; this miniseries uses the first two, published in 1968 and 1971.
All are near her home, but Kreuk said she easily drifts into the "Earthsea" mind-set.
www.azcentral.com /ent/tv/articles/1211earthsea.html   (557 words)

  
 Chapter 13: Earthsea Revisited
Aunty Moss says that Sparrowhawk (Ged's use-name) cannot be Sparrowhawk, not if Sparrowhawk is Archmage of Earthsea: the man before her is without magic powers (42; ch.
All right; in the Earthsea trilogy, Aspen would have been a perfectly well-motivated villain: the trilogy is heroic fantasy, and readers are not and should not be overly fastidious about motivation in heroic fantasy, especially the evil motives of villains.
In Earthsea Revisioned, Le Guin uses one of my favorite images when she says she could not continue her hero story of Earthsea until "as a woman and artist" she had "wrestled with the angels of the feminist consciousness" (11).
ebbs.english.vt.edu /sfra/Coyote/earthsea.htm   (16653 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Earthsea Quartet (Puffin Books): Books
The first novel, 'A Wizard of Earthsea', is a satisfying adventure that focuses upon the youthful career of Ged, the future Archmage of Earthsea.
Earthsea is an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power.
Contains the four stories of the Earthsea quartet, "A Wizard of Earthsea", "The Tombs of Atuan", "The Farthest Shore" and "Tehanu".
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140348034   (871 words)

  
 Earthsea Trilogy
A Wizard of Earthsea chronicals the youth of Sparrowhawk, later known as Ged.
The Earthsea Trilogy is actually five books (at the time of this writing): A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, and The Other Wind.
This fan-listing is for the Earthsea Trilogy written by Ursula K. Le Guin.
earthsea.rasaofleaves.org /about.php   (567 words)

  
 The SF Site Feature: Earthsea
Earthsea follows the tale of a Ged (Shawn Ashmore), a reckless youth destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known.
Earthsea is an adaptation of Le Guin's series of novels: A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan.
A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore
www.sfsite.com /depts/eapromo01.htm   (489 words)

  
 Ursula K. Leguin, The Earthsea Trilogy
In turn, Ged saves Arren, and their adventures continue as they sail through Earthsea looking for the man who is offering immortality to people who will give up their magic.
Earthsea is a place to be visited again and again to find hope for our real world.
She creates an elaborate geography for Earthsea, only some of which she actually presents to the reader.
www.greenmanreview.com /earthsea_trilogy.html   (1339 words)

  
 Legend of Earthsea - Movie Tome
In the world of EarthSea the difficult and rebellious Ged from the isle of Gont discovers the extent of his magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts — and his own impulses as well.
www.movietome.com /movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-129652/Legend_of_Earthsea   (36 words)

  
 Review: “Legend of Earthsea” Brings LeGuin’s World To Life - SciFi TV
The tale takes a more personal quest of Ged’s and weaves it into a larger, more epic plot that's perfect for television.
It’s pretty clear from the outset that we owe the realization of “Earthsea” to the success of other fantasy realms in recent years; most notably the “Lord of the Rings” series by J.R.R. Tolkien (the extended DVD of “Return of the King” appeared in stores Dec. 14).
In Earthsea, the true name of a person or creature can be used to control it.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art26847.asp   (920 words)

  
 SCIFI.COM Earthsea
The four-hour coming-of-age fantasy stars Shawn Ashmore as the young mage-in-training Ged; Kristin Kreuk as the priestess Tenar; Isabella Rossellini as High Priestess Thar; and Danny Glover as the master wizard Ogion.
Adapted from the award-winning Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, this epic fantasy follows the tale of a reckless youth destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical world of Earthsea has ever known.
The Earthsea books have been translated into 16 languages, with millions of copies in print.
www.scifi.com /earthsea/about   (282 words)

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