The Other Wind (Earthsea #6)
|Author:||Ursula K. Le Guin|
The wizard Alder comes from Roke to the island of Gont in search of the Archmage, Lord Sparrowhawk, once known as Ged. The man who was once the most powerful wizard in the Islands now lives with his wife Tenar and their adopted daughter Tehanu. Alder needs help: his beloved wife died and in his dreams she calls him to the land of the dead and now the dead are haunting him, begging for release. He can no longer sleep, and the Wizards of Earthsea are worried. But there is more at stake than the unquiet rest of one minor wizard: for the dragons of Earthsea have arisen, to reclaim the lands that were once theirs. Only Tehanu, herself daughter of a dragon, can talk to them; it may be that Alder's dreams hold the key to the salvation of Earthsea and all the peoples who live there.
Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books are enduring children's classics; this will be a real publishing event First new Earthsea novel since TEHANU was published by Gollancz in 1990 'Earthsea [is] one of the most deeply influential of all 20th century fantasy texts' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY Le Guin is one of the finest fantasy writers of our time 'Le Guin writes like a dream' The Bookseller 'Ursula Le Guin ... is a creator of marvels ... ' The Times 'a profound and philosophical novel' Books for Keeps 'A masterpiece of chilling narration' The Guardian "This absorbing philosophical debate can stand
Ursula K. Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.