Tales From Earthsea

Tales From Earthsea

Earthsea Cycle, Book 5

eBook - 2001
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The tales of this book, as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her introduction, explore or extend the world established by her first four Earthsea novels. Yet each stands on its own.

"The Finder," a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, presents a dark and troubled Archipelago and shows how some of its customs and institutions came to be. "The Bones of the Earth" features the wizards who taught the wizard who first taught Ged and demonstrates how humility, if great enough, can contend with an earthquake. "Darkrose and Diamond" is a delightful story of young courtship showing that wizards sometimes pursue alternative careers. "On the High Marsh" tells of the love of power-and of the power of love. "Dragonfly" shows how a determined woman can break the glass ceiling of male magedom.

Concluding with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features a map of Earthsea. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE OTHER WIND.
Publisher: 2001.
ISBN: 9780547545554
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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JCLAmyF Aug 19, 2015

I read this before I read the Earthsea saga, and the short stories made a nice welcome into the world. Now I've read the Earthsea books (there's five of them), and I just went back and read this again. Le Guin is an award winning fantasy/sci-fi author and my favorite thing about her is that the most important thing is the characters. The lovely world she has built around her characters (i.e., the fantastical element) is really just a supporting element that allows her to explore the societal and emotional lives of her character's paths.

MeganLibrarian Oct 27, 2014

LeGuin's writing is so lyrical. This book is so awesome!

Jan 25, 2013

A wonderful collection of stories that fill in some of the alluded history in the series. A truly magical book.

MinniGappieo Jul 03, 2012

A must read for an fan of the Earthsea series, and works as a bridge between the 4th and 5th books. The base background information is given in the foreword, and my favorite story would have to be the one about Irian, which leads into the sixth (and final?) book. Actually, I am not really sure which book should be the end since the series was supposed to end after the fourth book. Nonetheless I still enjoyed this series and recommend it to any fantasy fan.

Apr 12, 2011

This is a collection of short stories about the Earthsea world and is not apart of the story:but it is ment to be read fith.

Mar 20, 2011

This isn't counted as the fifth book of Earthsea, I suppose because it's short stories rather than a novel, but if you're reading in order this comes after Tehanu and before The Other Wind.


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