The Other Wind

The Other Wind

A New Earthsea Novel

Book - 2001
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This new, fifth, Earthsea novel pits Ged, Tenar, and Tehanu against the dead. A dragon shows the hard way to salvation. Le Guin shows us the politics of the Archipelago, the crisis caused by the dragons who have come in great flights setting fire to the forests and islands in the west, and the richness of the city: painted bridges, towers topped with sword blades, ships with sails like swan wings. The narrative style is poetic and possesses the simple dignity and compelling rhythm of both fairy tale and epic.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441011254
Branch Call Number: LEG
Characteristics: 246 p. : col. map


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Oct 07, 2012

A fitting end to a wonderful series where the world and characters are constantly changing. Vibrant, and full of what life is and means.

MinniGappieo Jul 03, 2012

The Other Wind is exactly what it needed to be ; an ending. The final book in the Earthsea series follows Tehanu, who has completely dropped her old name, and the king, Lebannen. The book starts with Alder who had been seeing the land that people went to when they died. He travel to try and save his sanity and meets a cast of characters we are already familiar with, if you have been following the series. We are introduced to one other new character, the princess of the Kargad lands (and Lebannen's future bride). The whole book felt like a conclusion and I have to say I appreciate the story Le Guin has created and will remember it for many years to come.

Apr 12, 2011

This is the final book in the Earthsea series.

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