Kate's Reviews > A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
572977
's review
Jul 12, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy-high, classics, ya
Read from July 12 to 17, 2010

I've thought about reading this book for a long time, and I'm glad I finally did - it is obvious why it is a fantasy classic echoed in so much modern fiction. The story of Ged, who is unusually gifted and will someday be a great wizard, who sets free terrible evil in the world and must deal with it, follows the hero cycle perfectly. As a reader, this is immensely satisfying even when one is not a fantasy fan. The style is legendesque - you know, like a ballad or beowulf or something - which is not my cup of tea but LeGuin is so deft that it becomes easy to read almost immediately.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Wizard of Earthsea.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.