Timothy Rice

A Wizard of Earthsea

Danger must surround power, as a shadow does light.

Rating: 3.5/5 – Good, but not captivating.

A Wizard of Earthsea is good fantasy, but doesn’t extend to the heights of the great works. While the book is concise in its vision and prose, it’s told in a distant, academic voice that failed to capture my attention.

I don’t know if this style was a conscious choice by Le Guin, but I was most reminded of older literature and the Bible. This was very well done, but not what I’m looking for when I pick up a novel.

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