When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny.
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: Classics of high fantasy, Ursula K. Le Guin'sÃÂ ÃÂ three previous Earthsea novels--A W izard OfÃÂ ÃÂ Earthsea
, The Tombs OfÃÂ ÃÂ Atuan
, and The Farthest Shore
--have been comparedÃÂ ÃÂ with J.R.R. Tolkien'sÃÂ ÃÂ The Lord of the Rings
and C.S Lewis'ÃÂ ÃÂ Narnia
stories as being among theÃÂ ÃÂ genre's greatest creations. Now the fourth andÃÂ ÃÂ final volume, Tehanu
, brings to aÃÂ ÃÂ conclusion the remarkable Earthsea cycle with aÃÂ ÃÂ revelation of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry.ÃÂ ÃÂ Once she'd been a priestess, quest-companion to aÃÂ ÃÂ powerful mage, a student of high magic. Then sheÃÂ ÃÂ gave it all up to be a farmer's wife on Gont,ÃÂ ÃÂ content to lead a simple life. But Tenar was not bornÃÂ ÃÂ to live her days in peace, away from great events.ÃÂ ÃÂ A dying wizard and an abused child were the firstÃÂ ÃÂ to call her back to the path she had abandoned.ÃÂ ÃÂ For the end of the adventure beckoned and TenarÃÂ ÃÂ would be there along with the dragons, mages, and theÃÂ ÃÂ young king himself to share in the unforgettableÃÂ ÃÂ fate of the kingdom known asÃÂ ÃÂ Earthsea.