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Ged enters wizard school to learn the rules of magic. Headstrong and naïve, he accidentally unleashes a terrible shadow-creature into the world.

The first book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows.
The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

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  • Paperback

    9780141354910

    November 14, 2016

    Puffin

    304 pages

    RRP $21.00

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