Ged enters wizard school to learn the rules of magic. Headstrong and naive, he accidentally unleashes a terrible shadow-creature into the world.
Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter
of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober.
Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of
short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for
children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her
novels are the The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both
winners of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner
of the 1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she
won her sixth Nebula award for Powers. She died in January 2018
Penguin/Puffin published the first volume of the Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.
Earthsea is a towering pinnacle of fantasy, its stories beautiful, epic, intimate, unique. Nowhere else is magic made more thrillingly real