Author(s): Ursula K. Le Guin
A darkly compelling fantasy about a world in which each person has a magical, dangerous "gift."
Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books are enduring children's classics. 'Earthsea [is] one of the most deeply influential of all 20th century fantasy texts' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY. Le Guin is one of the finest fantasy writers of our time. THE OTHER WIND has so far sold more than 48,000 copies in hardback and paperback. A new children's book from Le Guin is always an event. 'Le Guin writing for children is more thought-provoking than most people writing for adults. In this book, she looks at power, love and social pejudice, seen through the eyes of two teenagers ... It's a brilliant exploration of society at its worst and at its best, with a tender and hopeful ending.' Publishing News. 'thoughtful, wise and exciting storytelling ...' Books for Keeps.
'Ursual Le Guin by be almost 80 but she's shwoing no signs of losing her brilliance. She is unparalleled in creating fantasy peopled by finely drawn and complex characters... Gifts has the simplicity of fairy tale and the power of myth.' -- Eric Brown THE GUARDIAN
Ursula Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Her EARTHSEA books are classics.