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  Bookreporter.com - THE TOMBS OF ATUAN: (Earthsea Tetrology #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin
The light of Earthsea is balanced by the claustrophobic, almost tangible darkness of the Tombs and labyrinth on the remote island of Atuan.
The Tombs are the eternal resting place of the "Nameless Ones" --- "the ancient and holy powers of the Earth before the Light, the powers of the dark, of ruin, of madness." Two priestesses select Tenar as the reincarnation of the Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan (Arha) when she is just an infant.
Le Guin's writing is concise and straightforward, but she manages to introduce complex themes in THE TOMBS OF ATUAN and to elaborate on the characters and mythologies she introduced in A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553273310.asp   (726 words)

  Bibliography: The Tombs of Atuan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Tombs of Atuan (1971, Bantam, $1.50, 146pp, pb)
The Tombs of Atuan (1984, Bantam, 0553239031, $2.95, 146pp, pb)
The Tombs of Atuan: The Earthsea Cycle (2001, Pulse, 0689845367, $6.99, 192pp, pb)
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 Amazon.ca: The Tombs of Atuan: Books: Ursula K Leguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE TOMBS OF ATUAN introduces Arha, high priestess of the nameless Powers of the Earth, and Ged, a wizard bent on recovering a priceless relic from these Powers.
The Tombs of Atuan was not as interesting as I expected it to be.I wanted a good, exciting, action-packed book, and the second book of the Earthsea Cycle trilogy didn't do that for me.it was exciting at places, such as in the labrynth maze.
As a little child, Tenar was taken from her family by the priestesses, who said she was the reborn High Princess of the Nameless Ones, the dark, ruthless powers who are in the Tombs of Atuan.
www.amazon.ca /Tombs-Atuan-Ursula-K-Leguin/dp/0689852037   (1831 words)

 The Tombs of Atuan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tombs of Atuan is the second of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in her fantasy archipelago of Earthsea.
The story centers on a Kargish child who is taken from her family and dedicated as the high priestess in the service of the "Nameless Ones".
She catches him attempting to rob the Tombs of the long-lost missing half of the Ring of Erreth-Akbe, a magical talisman necessary for peace in Earthsea.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Tombs of Atuan (Puffin Books): Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The tale of the "Tombs of Atuan," is the second book in the Earthsea Cycle and begins a few years after Ged's adventures combating the "shadow" force.
In Atuan, part of the Kargish lands, a little girl, Tenar, was chosen at birth to assume the role of One Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan, where the ancient Nameless Ones are said to dwell.
Since it is forbidden for anyone else to walk under the Tombs, or to show light there, she is at first incredulous to see the area illuminated for the first time, and to note the presence of a stranger who stands where even other priestesses are forbidden.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tombs-Atuan-Puffin-Books/dp/0140306323   (1802 words)

 Alibris: Tombs
Here is the story of the tombs and the ancient royalty buried there, as well as the compelling archeological hunt for the past.
A continuation of the saga of the von Trotta family from The Radetzky March, it is both a powerful and moving look at a decaying society and its journey through the War and its devastating aftermath, and the story of the...
The focus is on imperial tombs because funerary objects are not...
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 The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula Le Guin) - book review
she is the nominal suzerain of a tomb complex.
When, in The Tombs of Atuan, she discovers an intruder in the forbidden labyrinth that is her domain, she chooses to turn her back on everything familiar, in exchange for an uncertain future.
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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 Amazon.com: The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2): Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE TOMBS OF ATUAN introduces Arha, high priestess of the nameless Powers of the Earth, and Ged, a wizard bent on recovering a priceless relic from these Powers.
Her name is taken from her and she becomes Arha, "the eaten one." She serves as a priestess to a nearly forgotten religion that treats the power of the Tombs as a god.
Tombs of Atuan is the second book in the Earthsea series that began with Wizard of Earthsea.
www.amazon.com /Tombs-Atuan-Earthsea-Cycle-Book/dp/0553273310   (1820 words)

 Earthsea "miniseries" Petition
Whereas life was tedious and stultifying in Atuan, not blessed to a gaggle of shiny, happy novices tripping merrily along.
Whereas Ged and Tenar did not have a romance in the Tombs of Atuan and came together only when they were much, much, much older.
Whereas Ged and Tenar having a romance in Tombs of Atuan would have violated statutory rape laws and violated the 'ewwww' factor.
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 Le Guin's World - Books - The Tombs of Atuan
She is told she is "the Eaten One", and she lives as guardian of the tombs of Atuan, in worship of the Nameless Ones.
He comes to the tombs in search of the ring of Erreth-Akbe, but is captured.
When Ged starts telling Tenar about the rest of the world, she begins to see that the world has more options, and more than one way of viewing the world...
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Ursula K. Le Guin - The Tombs of Atuan at Epinions.com
Tombs of Atuan is the second book in the "Wizard of Earthsea" series.
The Ring-half is hidden in the tomb-labyrinth beneath the Temple of Atuan.
The only person permitted to know this realm is Tenar, and discovering him as an intruder there she imprisons him.
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 Novel Reflections: Ursula K. Le Guin The Tombs of Atuan Review
The tombs of Atuan is the second book in the Earthsea Cycle, and is told from the point of view of Arha, the Eaten One.
As a child, Arha was known as Tenar, but she is the Priestess of the Nameless Ones, who have eaten her soul.
The Tombs of Atuan is another wonderful, strange and classic fantasy novel in the Earthsea cycle, and very satisfying to read.
www.novelreflections.com /authors/ursula-le-guin/tombs-atuan/review.php   (227 words)

 Allscifi.com Book Review
The Tombs of Atuan - Earthsea 2 by Ursula K. LeGuin
Tenar is take at the age of five to be the One Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan, as she has been for all her past lives.
When a traveler from the land of wizards come to the Place of the Tombs of Atuan, Arha meets finds him in the Labryinth which belongs to the Nameless Ones whose tombs she serves, she talks to him and he convinces her to leave the place.
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 When You Eat Illusions You End Up Hungrier Than Before   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In The Tombs of Atuan, Tenar allows herself to have her name taken away and replaced with Arha, or the Eaten One, and becomes the Priestess Ever Reborn.
She functions as the Priestess, the sole mortal able to communicate with the Nameless Ones, and lives her life as a continuation of those of the women who served as the One Priestess before her.
Wizards have long been banished from the Tombs, so it would seem that the illusion would be gone as well, however the complexity of the illusion in The Tombs of Atuan far outdoes any illusion created by the wizards.
www.victorianweb.org /courses/fiction/65/leguin/gz6.html   (459 words)

 The Tombs of Atuan: Book Two specs at MSN Shopping
When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away from her-home, family, possessions, even her name.
She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan,...
When a young wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe, Tenar's rightful duty is to protect the Tombs.
shopping.msn.com /specs.aspx?itemId=1399155   (191 words)

 The Tombs of Atuan - Earthsea 2 by Ursula K. LeGuin Detailed Book Review
On the island of Atuan, the little girl Tenar is chosen to assume the role of the One Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan, where the Nameless Ones are said to dwell.
As the years go by in the Place of the Tombs, among an odd community of young scholar girls, old women and eunuchs, she learns the sacred dances and songs devoted to the Nameless Ones.
At the age of fourteen, she finally becomes the One Priestess, the guardian of the Great Treasure, and the only one to know the ways of the Labyrinth, a place of utter darkness where men are not allowed and cruelly put to death if found there.
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 Raven's Reviews: Ursula K. Le Guin
While the trilogy as a whole is not exactly lighthearted, The Tombs of Atuan is without contest the darkest of the three.
It introduces us to Tenar, a young priestess of the Tombs, whose life is bound to the murky, ancient powers she serves.
In it, Le Guin returns to the story of Tenar, former priestess of Atuan turned farmer's wife, and through her examines the world of Earthsea with older and sharper eyes.
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 The tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin | LibraryThing
The tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
Watching her grow and change over the course of this story is a delight - this setting cried out for a female character on Ged's level and she delivers.
The Tombs of Atuan is a well crafted and complete fantasy story that evokes with far fewer pages things that other authors fail to produce in 1500.
www.librarything.com /isbn/0689845367   (449 words)

 Writer's Desk: Tombs of Atuan, Theseus Inverted (Earthsea 03)
In the Tombs of Atuan, Tenar, the high priest of the dark Nameless Ones, is the keeper of a dark labyrinth.
In the Tombs of Atuan, we see the Theseus myth, not from the penetrator’s point of view, but from that of the woman who keeps them.
In Tombs, we follow Tenar as she develops into the high priestess who will rescue Sparrowhawk from her own labyrinth.
seanet.com /~alanb/blog/2005/10/tombs-of-atuan-theseus-inverted.html   (586 words)

 Pie Not Included: The Tombs of Atuan (by Ursula LeGuin)
When I first read Tombs, I thought (good western kid that I was) that the Arha reincarnation was obviously a load of hooey.
Tombs used to be my favourite of the original three, although I liked Tehanu too when I read it some years later (apparently, some long-term Earthsea fans didn't like it at all).
I have to say, it has never occurred to me that it mattered whether Tenar was really the reincarnation of Arha.
www.mopie.com /blog/2005/02/tombs-of-atuan-by-ursula-leguin.html   (606 words)

The original Trilogy was composed of A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972).
The Tombs of Atuan: finalist for the National Book Award for Children's Literature in 1972, nominee for 1972 Mythopoeic Award.
The Tombs of Atuan tells the tale of Tenar, One Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan.
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 Earthsea - 1KM1KT Free RPG Community
It was written as adolescent fiction but it's certainly transcends "children's stories." I've read the firs t and third book and currently reading the second book, Tombs of Atuan.
Thar is one of the two elder priestesses in Tombs of Atuan.
I have a feeling that a good bit of Tombs of Atuan will not be included in the film though.
www.1km1kt.net /community/showthread.php?p=5166   (610 words)

 The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin : Booksamillion.com (0553273310, Paperback)
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 wizardry.
When she was still a child, Tenar was stripped of her name and family and dedicated as high priestess to the Nameless Ones, dark powers of The Tombs of Atuan.
This is the tale of the young wizard, Ged, who came to the forbidden labyrinth to steal its greatest treasure--the Ring of Erreth-Akbe--and stayed to set Tenar free and lead her out of darkness.
www.booksamillion.com /ncom/books?pid=0553273310   (197 words)

 Review: “Legend of Earthsea” Brings LeGuin’s World To Life - SciFi TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mainly, the story SciFi Channel tells comes from the first book, interwoven with elements from the second (The Tombs of Atuan) and with the out-of-the-blue addition of a bad guy king (Tygath, played by Sebastian Roche) and an evil priestess (Kossil, played by Jennifer Calvert) to add dramatic tension.
Tygath hopes that by freeing the Nameless Ones in the Tombs of Atuan, guarded by the priestesses led by High Priestess Thar (Isabella Rossellini), he will gain in power.
So Ged and Tenar meet when he enters the tombs to stop Tygath—unlike in the book The Tombs of Atuan, in which Ged meets Tenar when he comes to find the other half of the ring of Erreth-Akbe.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art26847.asp   (897 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: The Other Wind
The original trilogy (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore), was published for young adults, but has long been accepted into the canon of adult literature.
Tehanu continues Ged's story, and also Tenar's (from The Tombs of Atuan) -- a tying-up of loose ends long desired by fans of the series, but which Le Guin approached with a radically changed literary and political agenda.
Ged and Tenar, in their newly fallible humanity, are no less compelling than they were as larger-than-life heroes; also, they are able to make the emotional and physical connection that was suggested at the end of The Tombs of Atuan, but that would not have been possible within the structure of the previous books.
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 Author Profile: Ursula K. Le Guin
She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, The Tombs of Atuan, and among her many other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and five Nebula Awards.
In THE TOMBS OF ATUAN, a much darker book, Ged's character is secondary to Tenar, the young priestess who presides over the Tombs of the "undead" and a terrifying underground labyrinth.
THE TOMBS OF ATUAN, my personal favorite, was a Newbery Honor Book in 1972.
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 Earthsea Trivia quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In "The Tombs of Atuan", few people are permitted to enter the Undertomb.
In "The Tombs of Atuan", there is a vast underground Labyrinth with several rooms hidden in the heart of its darkness.
Which of these is not one of the rooms within the Labyrinth under the Tombs of Atuan?
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 The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy - Outpost 10F Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Chosen at during childhood as the reincarnation of the First Priestess, she knows nothing but what the other priestesses have taught her.
Because she is an intelligent girl, and begins to see the truth.
The second book of the Earthsea Trilogy, The Tombs of Atuan, is a refreshing relief to anyone reading the series, determined to find out why this series is a classic.
library.outpost10f.com /fantasy/reviews/earthsea2.html   (314 words)

 Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy books
It takes place immediately after events in The Farthest Shore, and features Tenar of the Tombs, her adopted daughter Therru, and Ged.
The Tombs of Atuan was an Newbery honor book.
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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