The Earthsea Quartet (Puffin Books) [Ursula K. Le Guin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the. The Earthsea Quartet brings together Ursula Le Guin’s four legendary Earthsea sagas for the first time in a single volume. The novels belong to the high fantasy. In A Wizard of Earthsea, published in , Usula K Le Guin created one of literature’s most fully formed fantasy worlds. The author of Cloud.

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qusrtet View all 6 comments. Dear Le Guin, oh my word. Rereading the book as an adult was not frightening like that first time, and I knew everything that would happen, but there was still much to enjoy. Since it is a quartet, one should mention that the whole Earthsea world and particular stories consisting this book was a very bright fantasy conception from the author, as the background created was unique and well-detailed as regards the maps and the use of more that simply 1 or 2 isles in the stories.

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When reading through all four books as the “quartet” I heard there’re two more books to catch up laterthe character developments and the aspects of each book are vastly different like spectrum. Dialogue contains warmth and humour, but no knowing wisecracks.

The Earthsea Quartet

I picked this up because I heard that this series was a classic of 20th century fantasy and because David Mitchell my favorite contemporary author! Le Guin was very philosophical in these books and I thought that was really cool. Le Guin was preaching to the choir with me, but I loved the Taoist aspect of her magic system, which puts emphasis on balance: Drink this magic up. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Long t Epic fantasy, comparable in its ambition, scope, quality and whichever other criteria you want, to unbeatable LOTR.


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Where the Merlins reveal themselves layer by layer, Ged grows. I wish that Vetch came back in the other books though – I liked him.

The Earthsea Quartet (Earthsea Cycle, #) by Ursula K. Le Guin

This is a wonderful series of books, all subtly different and Tehanu, which some think of as a weakness is the best of them all.

I really enjoyed the fact that Ged travelled almost all around the Earthsea map, unveiling the differences and the marvels of every land: Lines were laid for the next novel in the series, The Other Wind, when I come to it. But the writing is amazing and the characters are interesting. What we now call cultural relativism is a widely held tenet. In any case she goes to him when he is dying, and respectfully looks after his home, trying to teach Therru about life and the great stories and songs.

The Earthsea Quartet contains the first four of Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea novels I believe there are five now, plus a collection of short stories.


And it can be read independently, it’s mostly context free. The last part of the book focuses on her apprehension about going to the white city of Havnor. It was interesting to realize that I enjoyed many famous works these books very obviously inspired: His aunt, the village witch, teaches him a few basic eartusea, which come in handy when his island is invaded by raiders. To be a little more cheerful, I’m certain it’s the good thing to both love and criticize the book which might not make Le Guin unhappy about it.

Probably better, come to think of it.

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The Earthsea books have always held a special place in my heart. The first three books are easy reads, and the exciting plots kept me interested the entire time. Well, it’s an odd one. The characters I felt for the most in this series are the children on the reef.

It did take me almost a whole month, but it’s rather large as well. Instead, what Le Guin ultimately gives us is a mature, nuanced, and compelling sequence of novels that build on each other in a way that I don’t recall seeing in any other fantasy series that said, I haven’t read a lot of fantasy in the past two decades.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Ged manages to save himself and the world from the ‘gebbeth’, and Ged makes a great friend in Vetch.