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.
Picking up where Wizard of Earthsea left off, Ursula Le Guin continues to explore the complexities of human character. Ged, a powerful and respected wizard now still feels the urges of personal greed that were the crux of the first book in this delightful series. In his pursuit of treasure and knowledge, he becomes wrapped up in the plight of Tenar, a young girl held by a religious cult against her will. As Ged discovers Tenar and takes her with him on his escape from the temple, Le Guin continues to explore issues of human responsibility to each other, the duality of our actions, and the idea of free will for every human being.