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The Other Wind

(Earthsea Cycle #6)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  15,843 ratings  ·  788 reviews
The greatest fantasies of the 20th century are J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle. Regrettably, the Earthsea Cycle has not received the fame and sales of Tolkien's trilogy. Fortunately, new Earthsea books have appeared in the 21st century, and they are as powerful, beautiful, and imaginative as the first four novels. The fifth novel a ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Ace Books (first published 2001)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle, #6), Ursula K. Le Guin
The Other Wind is a fantasy novel by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin, published by Harcourt in 2001. It is the latest novel set in the fictional archipelago Earthsea. It won the annual World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز ششم ماه فوریه سال 2008 میلادی
عنوان: دریای زمین کتاب 6 - بادی دیگر؛ نویسنده: ارسولا کی. لوژوان (لگوین)؛ مترجم: پیمان اسماعیلیان خامنه؛ ویراستار: نیلوفر خانمحمدی؛ تهران، قدیانی، 1386، در 376 ص،
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Anne
Mar 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The short version:
Plot schmot, do you really think it’s accidental that The Other Wind is more contemplative than adventuresome? Ursula Le Guin is a very deliberate writer.

The long version:
Reading the Earthsea cycle in order will do more for you than simply get you up to speed on who’s who and what went before: so don’t start with this, the final book to date, if you want to really appreciate what Le Guin is doing. She created Earthsea in 1964, introduced Ged in 1968, and finally ended the seri
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Ivan
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The Other wind: 4.4 stars
Series overall: 5 stars

I seems ages since I started the first Earthsea book and first time I got acquainted with Ursula K Le Guin. Since than I read many more Ursula's book and she become a one of my favourite authors and Earthsea definitively earned place in my hearth. It's started of with Wizard of Earthsea, a book showed me that you don't need great amount page to write a great epic fantasy book. It was short, beautifully written coming of age wizard tale.

Second book
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Bradley
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of those novels that you have to see through to the very end before the total shape becomes clear and casts the entire series in a new light. Unfortunately, the buildup to get there is kinda middling for me.

Don't get me wrong, the dragons are great and the whole introduction of new characters and getting back to the King and to the question of Ged and the role of women in this world is pretty good, but the best part is the return to the dry lands, the realm of the dead.

As before, th
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Robert
Aug 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone! Read these books!
How many months overdue is this review? Since sometime late last year, anyway...I was still in Belgium...that was two countries ago!

This will almost certainly be the last novel about Earthsea that we shall see from Ursula LeGuin and it is a much more fitting end than Tehanu because it feels triumphant rather than negative. In similar vein to the Tales from Earthsea, ancient crimes and cover-ups that have had profound effects on the Archipelago's peoples are revealed. Matters are also set to righ
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A
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My first Ursula K. Le Guin book was The Left Hand of Darkness: a cold strangeness of passive powers and mutating gender. After that, I was somewhat lost in this exceptional author's catalog and reluctant to read such a traditional fantasy as A Wizard of Earthsea. But eventually, starved for female authorship and coming off Frank Herbert's high science fiction epic Dune, I discovered a copy of the first entry of the Earthsea Cycle and picked it up.

Reading the books of Earthsea is like opening a
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Oscar
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: míos, fantasía
La lectura de este libro de Terramar no ha sido tan satisfactoria como con los volúmenes anteriores. En mi opinión, no aporta nada nuevo a la saga y difiere bastante con lo que llevaba leído. Me sucedió la primera vez que lo leí, y me he vuelto a pasar.
Nikki
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The Other Wind ends the Earthsea Cycle by resolving an issue which, for attentive readers, has been present since the very first book. Despite all the joys of wizardry and the great things the wizards can do, the world of death looms from the very first, and it doesn’t sound like a great place. In the second book, Tenar’s background reveals that her people believe their souls are reborn, but that wizards’ souls are not. In the third book, we see the world of death: a dead, dry, empty place, surr ...more
Shane
May 09, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: fantasy, readin2007, audio
Let me preface this with my Earthsea background. I read the first 3 books when I was young and loved them. Then did them again on audio a couple years ago and enjoyed the 1st and 3rd books but thought the 2nd one was slow. Then I read -Techanu- and thought it was more like an interlude with a plot added in at the end for good measure. -Stories of Earthsea- was barely passable and now this -The Other Wind- left me with a final bad taste for a series I loved for a long time.

It was nice to hang out
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Berfin Kanat
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yerdeniz'in son kitabı hakkındaki düşüncelerimi kelimelere tam olarak dökemeyeceğim. Sanırım hislerimin karşılığı kadim lisanda mevcut, ama onu da ben bilmiyorum. Seriyi bitirmem yıllar sürdü, ara vererek okudum. Bunun sebebi ağır olması vs. değil tabii, sadece öyle denk geldi. İlk kitapları düşünüyorum da, Yerdeniz Büyücüsü'ndeki Ged, Atuan Mezarları'ndaki Tenar... Son kitaptaki hallerine göre ne kadar farklılardı. Yaşlandıklarını okurken onlarla bir yaşlandım, görüp geçirmiş bir ruh haline bür ...more
Melody
Sep 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, my word, the second three are different books from a crone's viewpoint. Of course, UKL's words are glorious no matter where or when one comes to them, but oh, how these words burn. Meditations on life and death, on women and men, on dragonkind and humankind, on mage and commoner. Masterfully done. And of course, this:


“I think," Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, "that when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live. I can give back to the world all that I didn't do. All that
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Jacob
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Other WindTehanuThe Tombs of Atuan > Tales from Earthsea > ... > A Wizard of Earthsea > The Farthest Shore.

(The Other Wind is greater than or equal to Tehanu, which is greater than or equal to The Tombs of Atuan, which is greater than Tales from Earthsea, which is several orders of magnitude greater than A Wizard of Earthsea, which is greater than The Farthest Shore.)

THAT IS ALL.
YouKneeK
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Other Wind is the sixth and final book in the Earthsea series. I really enjoyed the series, although I thought this last book was the weakest. The story started off very strong, and I especially enjoyed the first 25% or so. After that, while there were still good parts and I was still interested in the premise, I thought the story itself became kind of slow and repetitive.

One thing I enjoyed was that we had the chance to revisit a lot of favorite characters from past books in addition to me
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Maria Xanthoudaki
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Το φινάλε όπως έπρεπε να είναι! Δεν μπορώ να φανταστώ πως κάποιος διάβασε τα 5 προηγούμενα και αποφάσισε να μη διαβάσει αυτό. Ο Άλντερ, βυθισμένος στη θλίψη μετά το θάνατο της γυναίκας του, αρχίζει και βλέπει όνειρα που τον φέρνουν σε επαφή με τις ψυχές της άγονης γης. Αναζητώντας βοήθεια, οδηγείται αρχικά στον Κίρκο και από εκεί στην Τενάρ, την Τεχανού και στη συνέχεια την Ίλιαν, τη γυναίκα-δράκο που εισήγαγε η Λε Γκεν στο προηγούμενο βιβλίο. Οι Χάρντικ και οι Καργκ, μάγοι, θνητοί και δράκοι κα ...more
Nikki
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Other Wind is a beautiful book. I don't think I liked it all that much the first time I read it, but now I see exactly how it fits. It's less incongruous than Tehanu, for me, but follows on neatly enough -- and it does use all the ideas and feelings that are brought up in Tehanu. Set a long time after it, it makes most sense if you've read Dragonfly, from Tales from Earthsea, before you read it. The first time I tried to read it, I don't think I had, and I had no idea who Orm Irian was or wh ...more
Davis
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An amazing ending to the Earthsea series. The final book ties together many of the threads from earlier books that have been left hanging. The tone of the whole series has evolved over each book, and this last entry more mature in writing style. While many characters that were old favorites come back for this final chapter, it never feels like Le Guin is shoehorning them in just to say hello. Everything in the book is included for a reason, and never feels contrived. The book addresses and solve ...more
Tamora Pierce
Nov 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Is it me, or is the only way someone can be a good guy in this book (maybe in all of her work--I'm not a fan) by giving up something that's vital to themselves and the people around them? Not just a few, but everyone has to do this? That in the end she'd strip all her mages on their power if she could find a way to do it, or leave them nasty, mingey, sour people tightly clutching their skills to their chests and only reluctantly doling out bits of their knowledge to others because it's expected ...more
Laila
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ged, Tenar ve Tehanu...

Gulumseyerek biten seri, ejderhalar ve kadim zamanlar. Oyle guzeldi ki...

Okumadan ölmeyin!
First Second Books
AH! PURE PLEASURE!
Beste
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woww.. The story has evolved so much. I thought Le Guin decided to write for younger audience in the first books but later 3 make you think about the society. (Like all her other books do). I won't spoil it but it was an appropriate ending.
Alberto
Otra vez han pasado años entre novelas y otra vez se nota demasiado la influencia de los cambios interiores de la autora sobre la continuidad de la trama. Este libro, mucho más filosófico que los anteriores, representa una auténtica subversión de los valores del ciclo: los dragones, que eran claramente seres caóticos y muchas veces malvados, pasan a ser espíritus superiores, un ideal en el que reflejarse. Los magos de Roke, aunque con buenas intenciones, están profundamente equivocados y son res ...more
Mir
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
8/10
Susana
Embora o ritmo desta narrativa seja bastante lento e não tenha sentido aquela vontade de ir pegar no livro em qualquer momento livre (o que se reflectiu no tempo que demorei a lê-lo), continuo a gostar muito da escrita de Le Guin.

Acho que é um final muito bonito para o ciclo Terramar e fiquei com pena de o ter lido tanto tempo (quase 4 anos) depois dos primeiros 4 livros desta série (não li os Contos, que penso não estarem traduzidos em português).
Ananya Rubayat
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not necessarily a review of only this book but rather of the whole series. For me what set Earthsea apart was the fact that the books managed to be captivating without any of the typical storylines that drive high fantasies, i.e Good versus Evil, fairytale romances, a super duper bad guy.In the afterwords of her first book the author clearly said that she found that defining right or wrong seems very limiting to her - and that has echoed throughout all the books. Almost all the books are ...more
Gün İlke Yıldırım
Yerdeniz Büyücüsü'nü okurken sık sık sessiz çığlıklar attım: "Bu ne muazzam bir kitap böyle" diye. Atuan Mezarları (bence) kurgu bakımından en sağlam olan kitaptı; o yüzden de favorim oldu. En Uzak Sahil'in kurgusu zayıf da olsa, vermek istediği mesajın barizliği açısından en başarılı olanıydı; ara ara İhsan Oktay Anar'ı hatırlatması da cabası. Tehanu; üçlemenin yıllar sonra gelen devam kitabı. Sürprizlerle dolu Tehanu, son kitap olan Öteki Rüzgar'da bizi bekleyen muhteşem sonun da sinyalini ver ...more
Gülşen Ç
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duygular gerçekten şelale 😍
Artnoose McMoose
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Having blown through the previous five books, I admit I was already a little ready to be done with Earthsea. I also expect this to be the final Earthsea book. Perhaps I had expectations for things to tie up neatly.

I enjoyed many aspects of this book, especially the deep relationship between Ged and Tenar, in contrast to the growing relationship between the king and the princess, one that we can see coming from a mile off but apparently the king cannot.

I had more disappointments with this book th
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Nimue Brown
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read the other Earthsea books, don't start here. It may make sense as a standalone but will be much the poorer as a read if you aren't rooted in the characters and the world already. This is a rich, complex setting, and much of the joy in this tale revolves around the re-imagining of that which perhaps you thought you already knew about this land. If you don't have a sense of Earthsea already, much of the plot will bear less significance, be less interesting and make less sense.

We
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Xime García
3.5

TENGO una muy buena explicación de por qué leí esto antes que todo lo demás

Fue por error

Les juro

La cuestión es que que a la autora le gusta escribir novelas "spin off" de su saga de Terramar, por lo que, cuando me topé con esta preciosura en oferta, tapa dura y el apellido de la autora allí reluciendo en el medio, no dudé en comprarlo. Además, la tapa no decía que era "Terramar #6", ni en ninguna otra parte lo aclaraba, por lo que pensé que se trataría de una novela independiente ambientad
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LPG☽
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lot of sitting around and talking about stuff in this one. They talked about interesting stuff- just not a physical story as much as the others. Enjoyable & satisfying end to this EXCEPTIONAL series otherwise.

I started reading the Earthsea books last September and I think the thing I've most enjoyed about them (aside from the scope of themes addressed in each book) is that they follow the characters from their childhood into their seventies.

I'll miss Tenar and Ged, but I'm happy I got to kn
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Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two 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 many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Orego ...more

Other books in the series

Earthsea Cycle (6 books)
  • A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
  • The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2)
  • The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3)
  • Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle, #4)
  • Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #5)
“I think," Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, "that when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live. I can give back to the world all that I didn't do. All that I might have been and couldn't be. All the choices I didn't make. All the things I lost and spent and wasted. I can give them back to the world. To the lives that haven't been lived yet. That will be my gift back to the world that gave me the life I did live, the love I loved, the breath I breathed.” 152 likes
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