Teaser Tuesday: A Wizard of Earthsea

Like the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

I seem to be one of the few who enjoy Hayao Miyazaki’s film, Wizard of Earthsea. At least, I wouldn’t say it’s one of his worst like some do.

I also resolved to read Ursula K. Le Guin, having never done so before her death.

And then, a friend giving away books had a copy of Wizard of Earthsea, written by Le Guin and the book on which the film is based.

Serendipitous.

The Goodreads Blurb:

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. 

Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.


The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 79:

Go on, Goatherd. I like this trap you're building for yourself. The more you try to prove yourself my equal, the more you show yourself for what you are.


I have five stars to Jenn Lyons Ruin of Kings. In particular, this paragraph has stuck with me for days:

Real evil isn’t a demon or a rogue wizard. Real evil is an empire like Quur, a society that feeds on its poor and its oppressed like a mother eating her own children. Demons and monsters are obvious; we’ll always band together to fight them off. But real evil, insidious evil, is what lets us just walk away from another person’s pain and say, well, that’s none of my business.


What are you reading today?

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