Le Guin is an unparalleled original. Her world and it's inhabitants are as complex as her writing is concise. As she rows and sails the reader through Earthsea, the reader is taken on a journey of extraordinary growth for the main character, Ged. This short novel is a perfect fantasy read for those of us feeling bogged down with the expansive fantasy novels that have been the trend in recent years, but also for anyone looking for a lighter introduction to the genre.
When Sparrowhawk, a young student at the School for Wizards, becomes overanxious and tries his dangerous powers too soon, he unleashes a terrible evil throughout the land.