B The National Book Awardwinning third novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K LeGuin.In this third book in the Earthsea series, darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea The world and its wizards are losing their magic But Ged SparrohawkArchmage, wizard, and dragonlordis determined to discover the source of this devastating loss.Aided by Enlads young Prince Arren, Ged embarks on a treacherous journey that will test their strength and will Because to restore magic, the two warriors must venture to the farthest reaches of their worldand even beyond the realm of death With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K Le Guins Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis....
|Title||:||The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle Series)|
|Publisher||:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers Auflage Reprint 11 September 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||367 Pages|
|File Size||:||569 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle Series) Reviews
Although this is the second book in the well known "Earthsea"-series it can be read as stand-alone. It tells the story of Tenar, who as a young girl is taken away to serve at the tombs of Atuan as priestess. Her childhood is spent in learning the old rituals and dances to appease the Nameless Ones. All changes when a young magician named Ged appears at the tombs to steal one of its treasures. Although she is supposed to kill him, Tenar can't help but keep him alive in the dungeons. She starts doubting her life.I read the Earthsea trilogy (well, back then it was a trilogy) when I was a teenager and know I enjoyed it. I don't remember anything about it though. The name Ged Sperber was all that seemed familiar. This was a slow-paced book, but full of interesting details and a very fleshed-out main character. I'd really like to know how Tenar fares further in life, luckily there's a continuation to that story now, so I'll pick that one up next.
I first read the Earthsea Trilogy at the age of 9. I re-read it at secondary school at 17, during a moody teenager phase. Now I read it to children to whom I teach English. I am struck every time by how many different layers of meaning dwell in le Guin's text. I think the technical word is polysemic. It appeals to children, teenagers and adults by offering something to each, though ultimately offering the same to all: drama, adventure, and a fearless assault on the big issues that confront every one of us. Birth, life, death. And always in original, often startling or beautiful ways. Le Guin's use of language is sublime too; she has an absolute mastery of how long a sentence should be, what the words in it should sound like and what 'rhythm' a sentence should have. Moving explorations of life's great questions, investigated with originality and sophistication, harnessed to a dramatic adventure story, conjuring up grand vistas of new and thrilling worlds, created through a command of language and imagery as fine as any I have ever come across and made alive through characters that a child can warm to and an adult love. What a book.
This is, without a doubt, one of the top 10 boring books of fantasy.Nothing happens, or at least, nothing that that makes me feel it's worth caring about.The main character of the first and third books of this series becomes a supporting character who effectively makes a cameo appearance quite a ways into the book. The new heroine and her trials, such as they are, fail to inspire. She, as a character, is so trite and underdeveloped that it seems pointless to even tell her story.I had to force my way through the book, mostly because I didn't want to miss out on anything important before the third book (The Farthest Shore). However, nothing important (to the third book, anyway) happened.Ok, so something important does happen, but we don't get to see it come to fruition, as the third book begins long after the main character has dealt with and received the benefits of the windfall received in this book.The best thing I have to say for the Tombs of Atuan is that it was a billion times better than the fourth book, Tehanu: Last Book of Earthsea (the single worst book of Fantasy ever).
I came across this book 8 yrs ago in my school library and never regretted it. Infact this was the first of the triology that I have read, till now I still find it the best of the 3. When I first brought the book home I couldn't stop reading it - and not just once but 3 times in a span of 5 days.Once again Ursula le Guin does a wonderful job of telling a story of a young man and an even younger girl finding hope in the midst of despair. A temple in the midst of a desert sets the scene for this story. It traces the path of a young girl living in darkness. Reaching out to a strange man trapped in the same darkness that she lives in she finds hope and the strength to break free from the chains that bind her. Such is the way the story is told that the reader is taken to heart of despair and out again.I certainly hope that a publisher would come along and print the Earthsea Trilogy in a hardback omnibus. This is a must buy for those who enjoy reading a story with a simple uncluttered plot and very human chracters.
In the farthest shore, all the wizardry of earthsea is running dry somewhere on the end of the world. Ged, and a young Prince from Enlad named Arren, venture out to find this hole. Adventure after adventure Ged and Arren gain love and respect for another and move closer and closer to the secret meaning of the unbalance in Earthsea. In one of these adventures, Ged saves Arren from a slaveship taking Arren to be sold into slavery. Arren then realized how much of a friend Ged actually was. Arren has a great will inside himself that pushes him to eventually walk from life back into death. I would recommend this book for people who like to read, and who don't mind paying a little extra attention while reading. This book is a little confusing but if you concentrate a little harder it will be fine. It is confusing because alot of the dialog gets rather hard to follow, and it talks in sort of an old speech which is sometimes hard to figure out what the book is saying. I think that it was a pretty good book.
I LOVED this book!!!!!!! It had everything that I could have asked for in 146 pages! LeGuin delivers a fantastic story in this short but powerful novel. If all fantasy were this good, then there would be no problem. LeGuin does not pussy-foot around with "love affairs" or useless detail. She delivers a story that is convincing and full. In spite of what some may say, Ursula K. LeGuin far passes the lands of Middle-earth or Narnia. She gives us a world if islands and people that are so diffrent while they are totally the same. The system of magic is so cool!!!! "The name is the thing and to know the name is to control the thing"-- The Rule of Names.Gosh! I've read some crap-fest books in my time! i.e., THE HOBBIT, the RECLUSE series and anything by Tolkien! LeGuin is my favorite author and will remain so until either she dies, or I do!!!!!!!!!1That's my two cents!Storyweaver