Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Review: The Earthsea Cycle books 1-3

I've been reading the first three novels in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle over the past month or so (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore). My cousin-in-law lent them to to me recently after discussing sci-fi and fantasy works that we;'ve enjoyed. I love getting book recommendations, and I rarely get sci-fi or fantasy recommendations so I was super excited for these novels. Unfortunately my mind has been highly occupied with baby related reading material and was not really giving Le Guin's work my full attention. There is a fourth book in the cycle (Tehanu)b and I'm not sure if I'll get around to reading it or not. Earthsea is a magical (obviously fictional) realm made up of a sea with many islands-all things that make for a good basis for sci-fi/fantasy in my opinion! The novels are geared to more of a young adult audience in my opinion, and as a whole are fairly interesting, but as I said, my mind has been preoccupied, so I don't think I appreciated Le Guin's work as much as I would of had I read these books at another time. If you like this genre and like a fairly quick read, then I would recommend Le Guin's Earthesea cycle!

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