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The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy] by Ursula le Guin - Paperback - 1st Edition - 2001 - from E C Books (SKU: 032563)

The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy]

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The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy]

by Ursula le Guin

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London: Orion, 2001 A near fine publisher's uncorrected proof copy of the 4th book of Earthsea. In softback. With maps of Earthsea front and rear. Binding and contents in bright clean condition.


Ursula LeGuin’s  The Other Wind  is another in her Earthsea universe series, which has been described as “ … the most morally and metaphysically sophisticated post-Tolkien fantasy series to date.”  After an 11 year gap since her previous EarthSea Novel, Tehanu , LeGuin returns us to the Earthsea realm in this 2001 novel.  LeGuin's earlier works are  considered by many to be modern classics, and this book looks fit to join the rest of the Earthsea series in that respect. The main character in this series is a humble sorcerer named Alder, who specializes in mending broken things.  His wife, Lily, has died, and he begins to dream of the Land of the Dead, with both Lily and others there reaching out to him to free them.  The intricate plot spins around their religious beliefs, the dragons once again threatening Earhsea, and before it is over, several characters from earlier novels.  The characters include the high king, Lebannen; his soon-to-be bride the Hardic princess Seserakh; the ex-archmage Sparowhawk; his wife, the former priestess Tenar; and his adopted daughter Tehanu; as well as various other sorcerers and eventually a dragon named Irian, who joins the king in trying to make a peace.   As Neil Gaiman says, “… the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream.”  


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The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy]
Ursula le Guin
Soft cover
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ursula le guin; earthsea; publisher's proof
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Science Fiction and fantasy;
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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