A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

This fantasy novel follows the story of a young boy named Ged who lives in a world of islands called Earthsea. Ged discovers he has a natural talent for magic and is sent to a school for wizards on the island of Roke. As he grows and learns, his arrogance leads him to unleash a shadow creature that he must then spend years trying to defeat. The book explores themes of balance, power, and the danger of hubris, as Ged learns to control his abilities and accept responsibility for his actions.

The 199th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1420

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1420.0.

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