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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow  upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

From a masterful writer of myth and fantasy, a beautiful reimagining of one of the most pivotal characters in Virgil's Aeneid   As the story goes, Virgil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to build an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-wild world of...

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

Young Gav can remember the page of a book after seeing it once, and, inexplicably, he sometimes "remembers" things that are going to happen in the future. As a loyal slave, he must keep these powers secret, but when a terrible tragedy occurs, Gav, blinded by grief, flees the only world he has ever known. And in what becomes a treacherous journey for freedom, Gav's greatest...

Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin

Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan - she, an isolated young priestess, he, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger...

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own...

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Genly Ai, a native of the planet Terra (Earth), is an envoy from the Ekumen, an organization of more than eighty worlds, representing 3,000 countries, spanning one hundred light years from border to border, whose purpose is to develop commerce, communications, and, possibly, mystical unity. Ai's mission is to convince the country of Karhide on the distant planet called...

The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin

The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in...

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin

The tombs of Atuan had stood there since the time of the first men - since Earthsea was first created. When Tenar was 14 she came into her full powers as High Priestess of the Nameless Ones and had to go alone through the tombs under the kingdom of Earthsea.

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