Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest ShoreThe Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Book One - A Wizard of Earthsea
This is about a young man's journey from a lonely poor boy to a wizard of legend. I think This little adventure is well written. It is about the way pride and envy can make you loose yourself. This is one man's quest to find it again before it destroys him forever Just like any quest it is full of adventure, joy and pearl.

The moral of it all being to face your fear head on and beat it before it beats you. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy especially young adults.

Book Two- The Tombs of Atuan
At age five a young girl is taken from her family and is striped of everything including her name. Her job is to be the High priestess to the ancient and nameless powers of the earth. Her whole existence is changed however when she meets a thief who has come to claim a treasure that was long since lost.

I think that this book is about the dangers of major organizations that have to much power and how they can take everything away from you. Then blind you from the reality of what is really important Love!
A quote from the book says it best
"What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice maybe a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it." © Page 141 in the book The Tombs of Autan by Ursula K. Le Guin
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy especially young adults.



Book Three- The Farthest Shore
In the beginning of this book a boy fallows a wizard on a quest to find what has gone wrong with the world. In the end the Wizard fallows the man to his destiny. This book is about the circle of life and the balance between good and evil. Everything that lives must die and everything that dies must live first. That is the way of the world. I think that this book was a good summery of all that one has learned from the other books. That you have to live and do what you love because that is what holds the world together. Balance and order are accomplished by the the opposites of Life, Death, Hate and love.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy especially young adults.


As a whole this Trilogy is a fantasy twist of the truths of reality. They all are worth the read for young and old alike.



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