Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle #4) (Paperback)

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While I love A Wizard of Earthsea and Ged's transformation from young Sparrowhawk to Archmage, I love Tenar's storyline even more. This is possibly Le Guin's most overtly feminist book (and that's saying something!), as she explores the gender/magic divide of Earthsea, motherhood, and relationships. Tehanu is slower, darker, and more introspective than the rest of the Earthsea books, but (or because of this) it is more beautiful and resonant.

— Hannah DeCamp

Description


The Nebula and Locus Award–winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage.

In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has since embraced the simple pleasures of an ordinary life, while Ged mourns the powers lost to him through no choice of his own.
     Now the two must join forces again and help another in need—the physically, emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed….
     With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Now the full Earthsea collection—A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, and The Other Wind—is available with a fresh, modern look that will endear it both to loyal fans and new legions of readers.

About the Author


Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received the Hugo, Nebula, Endeavor, Locus, Tiptree, Sturgeon, PEN-Malamud, and National Book Award and the Pushcart and Janet Heidinger Kafka prizes, among others. In recent years she has received lifetime achievement awards from World Fantasy Awards, Los Angeles Times, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and Willamette Writers, as well as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award and the Library of Congress Living Legends award. Le Guin was the recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award and the Margaret Edwards Award. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, Words Are My Matter, an essay collection, and Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Her website is UrsulaKLeGuin.com.

Praise For…


"New and longtime Earthsea fans will be drawn to these impressive new editions."
— The Horn Book
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442459960
ISBN-10: 1442459964
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Earthsea Cycle