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Chapter 10: Fantasy Novels > A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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message 1: by William (new)

William (acknud) I found this a good fantasy beginning book but I really don't see what all the hype is about. It is the story of a young wizard coming of age. The characters and landscape are not fluffed out enough to get a good feel for them. Since this is a series I hope that the descriptions solidify in the next books.

message 2: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 21 comments I only read the first book, it was part of my children's literature unit for my English Lit degree - I thought it was OK but when you look at it compared to Harry Potter you can see a big difference - the characters aren't as well rounded and neither is the setting. I may give it another go.

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