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When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012
Edition: Atheneum Books for Young Readers hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781442459953
Branch Call Number: Ju F LEG


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Nov 05, 2018

I hadn't known that this 4th book existed, but I read it immediately when I discovered it in the library. It is a worthy follow up to the first 3 Earthsea books.

Apr 15, 2018

With each book in the series, Le Guin has grown in depth. Tenar comes to recognize the binding spells of fear, shame, and male domination and seeks to free herself and the child from their sticky webs. This is a moving story of courage, rising out of the ashes from devasting loss, the healing power of patient love.

MinniGappieo Jun 30, 2012

Easily, my favorite book in the Earthsea series. This book revolved around Tenar after she has lived out the life she thought she wanted. This book starts with the meeting of Tenar and the burned child, Therru. After the death of Ogion, and Ged's magic-less return, Tenar tries to raise Therru and "heal" her scars. But that an action, like healing, can only be performed by the victim. This book help my attention all the way through and I could not put it down. I'm not sure if this is really the end of the story but it was awesome.

Apr 12, 2011

THis is not the last book, it is the fourth out of six

Mar 20, 2011

This turned out not to be the last book of Earthsea after all. Hurrah!


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