Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard of Earthsea

By Ursula K. Le Guin

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Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 6 - 12 Grades 10 - 9 Z 6.7 56533
When Sparrowhawk, a young student at the School for Wizards, becomes overanxious and tries his dangerous powers too soon, he unleashes a terrible evil throughout the land.
Publisher: Graphia
Published on 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 264

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In Earthsea, a group of hundreds of islands, wizards are common. Almost every island has at least one, and they can cure illnesses, summon animals, and change the weather. Ged was a wizard, and eventually he became the greatest sorcerer in all of Earthsea. But when he was still a prentice learning the art of wizardry, he said an ancient spell and summoned a spirit from the dead, accidentally releasing an evil shadow in the process. To correct his mistake and capture the shadow, he had to journey across Earthsea, meeting many dangers. Will Ged find the shadow? I liked this book because it was exciting, and the author's writing style was great!

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore balance.