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The third book of Earthsea in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and Tehanu.  

Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk - Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord - embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world - even beyond the realm of death - as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it.  

©2019 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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"[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking." (Neil Gaiman)

"Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it." (David Mitchell) 

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A Classic superbly read.

A Classic superbly read. There is really no need to say anything more is there?

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Keeps getting better!

Earthsea must of been the inspiration for so many other books. I thought I'd skipped a book at first as it starts off with new characters and I couldn't see how it follows on from the last book. Before long the story falls into place leaving me thinking "Arr I see what's happening now" can't wait to listen to book 4

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Another nice addition to earthsea

Another good story in the same style as the first two. Narration as fine, but felt a little overwrought in places, and due to the slightly breathy style wasn't as clear as some other books, meaning it was harder to listen to in noisy environments such as while driving.

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Great book

The narration was excellent. I really enjoyed listening to it. Would thoroughly recommend anyone to get this.

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Spine tingling narration

Really enjoyed the reading. The story is good but there are a few points where things just happen because they need to.