Thursday, May 9, 2013
I finished reading Ursula K Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. After finishing this book, I think I have a new favorite author.
The thing I liked about Earthsea was that it was so different from everything else. I mean the language and the style of writing was completely exotice yet not too wordy. It was as if the story was written to be told as a ballad, a narrative poem. It has that dream like quality when the words go through the mind. Le Guin paid very close attention to her words.
This story reads like an epic. The wizard, Ged starts off as a young imature hauty young boy who discovers his powers of magic and trains at an academy. He pays the price for his hautiness when he tries to summon the dead, only to unleash a shadow. The rest of the story details how Ged runs from the shadow, how he faces the shadow, and reveals the dual nature of light and darkness theme.
I loved this book. I want to reread it so I can gain a better understanding of it and then start to read her other books. I reccomend this bood to all those who love fantasy. Keep reading my friends.