Tales From Earthsea

Tales From Earthsea

Book - 2012
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The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels--yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella "The Finder," and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth," "Darkrose and Diamond," "On the High Marsh," and "Dragonfly." Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features two new maps of Earthsea.

An exciting re-launch of the classic Earthsea Cycle, by fantasy literature legend Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of a Newbery Honor, the National Book Award, Pushcart Prize, and six Nebula Awards.


Baker & Taylor
Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history, and magic of the place.

Publisher: Boston Houghton Mifflin Harcourt c2012
ISBN: 9780547773704
Characteristics: 456 p

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JCLAmyF Aug 19, 2015

I read this before I read the Earthsea saga, and the short stories made a nice welcome into the world. Now I've read the Earthsea books (there's five of them), and I just went back and read this again. Le Guin is an award winning fantasy/sci-fi author and my favorite thing about her is that the most important thing is the characters. The lovely world she has built around her characters (i.e., the fantastical element) is really just a supporting element that allows her to explore the societal and emotional lives of her character's paths.

MeganLibrarian Oct 27, 2014

LeGuin's writing is so lyrical. This book is so awesome!

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tocch101
Jan 25, 2013

A wonderful collection of stories that fill in some of the alluded history in the series. A truly magical book.

MinniGappieo Jul 03, 2012

A must read for an fan of the Earthsea series, and works as a bridge between the 4th and 5th books. The base background information is given in the foreword, and my favorite story would have to be the one about Irian, which leads into the sixth (and final?) book. Actually, I am not really sure which book should be the end since the series was supposed to end after the fourth book. Nonetheless I still enjoyed this series and recommend it to any fantasy fan.

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amderdog
Apr 12, 2011

This is a collection of short stories about the Earthsea world and is not apart of the story:but it is ment to be read fith.

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andreareads
Mar 20, 2011

This isn't counted as the fifth book of Earthsea, I suppose because it's short stories rather than a novel, but if you're reading in order this comes after Tehanu and before The Other Wind.

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