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The tombs of Atuan
Ursula K. Le Guin
Children's Fiction LE GUIN

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The second book in the Earthsea cycle, this one is my favorite and the only one to have cover art so that is why I included it. While "A Wizard of Earthsea" is great and "The Farthest Shore" is pretty good, The Tombs of Atuan is the best. Why? Because it is a tale of redemption. Tenar is a young girl who is taken from her home to become the reincarnated high priestess to the Nameless Ones, evil spririts that inhabit the caves of their island. She thinks this is her fate, until a certain wizard comes to the tombs to find a rare magical item. Neither of their lives will ever be the same. The sense of foreboding that Le Guin puts into the first part of the book is contrasted by the hope of the second part. A great book. Actually the whole series is. Start with A Wizard of Earthsea, though. It'll make more sense that way.
posted May 6, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Taken from her family at the age of six; keeper of the path through the Labyrinth.

Formerly known as Sparrowhawk; has come to the Tombs to steal a treasure.

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