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The Nebula Award and Locus Award-­winning fourth novel in the beloved Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin
Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan—she, an isolated young priestess, he, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice.
A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again, to help another -- the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.
With millions of copies sold, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere. Complex, innovative, and deeply moral, this quintessential fantasy sequence has been compared with the work of J.­R.­R. Tolkien and C.­S. Lewis, and has helped make Le Guin one of the most distinguished fantasy and science fiction . . .

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1st Edition 1969
Author Introduction Edition 1976
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When The Left Hand of Darkness
first appeared in 1969, the original jacket copy read, "Once in a long
while a whole new world is created for us. Such worlds are Middle Earth,
Dune—and such a world is Winter.­"  Twenty-­five years and a Hugo and
Nebula Award later, these words remain true. In Winter, or Gethen,
Ursula K. Le Guin has created a fully realized planet and people. But
Gethen society is more than merely a fascinating creation. The concept
of a society existing totally without sexual prejudices is even more
relevant today than it was in 1969. This special 25th anniversary
edition of The Left Hand of Darkness contains not only the
complete, unaltered text of the landmark original but also a
thought-­provoking new afterword and four new appendixes by Ms. Le Guin. When
the human ambassador Genly Ai is sent to Gethen, the planet known as . . .

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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-­held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

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In a richly imagined, beautiful new novel, an acclaimed writer gives an epic heroine her voice In Vergil’s hero fights to claim the king’s daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-­wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills. Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner—that she will be the cause of a bitter war—and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to take her destiny into her own hands. And so she tells us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and of the love of her life. is a book of passion and war, generous and austerely beautiful, from a writer working at the . . .

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Series : Book 2 of "Hainish Cycle"
The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years--­& ten of Werel's years are over 600 terrestrial years. The lonely & dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter--­a season that lasts for 15 years--­the Earthmen have neighbors: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches & call the farborns. But hilfs & farborns have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals & eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated?

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

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The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. He dreams of the land of death, of his wife who died young and longs to return to him so much that she kissed him across the low stone wall that separates our world from the Dry Land-­where the grass is withered, the stars never move, and lovers pass without knowing each other. The dead are pulling Alder to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea.­Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-­eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman.­The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.­Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.

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