The Farthest Shore

The Farthest ShoreThe Farthest Shore

Earthsea Cycle #3

Ursula K. Le Guin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


2012 Review:
Definitely much slower, more esoteric and less action’y than the previous books.
Hints of prophecy and greatness while focusing on the mortality of humanity.

The Tombs of Atuan

The Tombs of AtuanThe Tombs of Atuan

Earthsea Cycle #2

Ursula K. Le Guin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


2012 Review:
Not as good as A Wizard of Earthsea but still a solid fantasy tale.

Definitely a worthy book to keep re-reading every decade or so.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)A Wizard of Earthsea
Earthsea Cycle #1
Ursula Le Guin
5 Stars


No matter how many times I read this story, it is just as good, if not better each time I read it.

Ged’s coming of age story does not get stale, lose its edge of suspense, or in any way diminish with each re-read.

It is just as interesting to me as a mid 30’s man as I found it when I first read it in my early teens.

Cannot recommend this book [and the trilogy] enough for anyone who loves fantasy…


A Wizard of Earthsea 2005 Review