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The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2)
The Tombs of Atuan - The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea cycle has become one of the best-loved fantasies of our time.  The windswept world of Earthsea is one of the greatest creations in all fantasy literature, frequently compared with J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth or C.S. Lewis'Narnia.  The magnificent saga begins with A Wizard Of Ear...  more »,  continues in The Tombs Of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, and concludes with Tehanu --each book a treasure of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry.  When she was still a child, Tenar was stripped of her name and family and dedicated as high priestess to the Nameless Ones, dark powers of The Tombs of Atuan.  This is the tale of the young wizard, Ged, who came to the forbidden labyrinth to steal its greatest treasure--the Ring of Erreth-Akbe--and stayed to set Tenar free and lead her out of darkness.
ISBN-13: 9780553273311
ISBN-10: 0553273310
Publication Date: 6/1/1984
Pages: 160
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Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 8
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This is a great book about a young girl who is taken by priestesses when she is a tiny child because they believe her to be a reincarnation of the Eaten One, a priestess who serves scary old gods. It scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid when I first read it, but now I love it and would like to share it with someone else who likes Le Guin's style of writing.
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