A Wizard of Earthsea

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The Wizard of the Archipelago, the beginning of the Earthsea cycle tells the story of a young Ged destined to become one of the most powerful wizards. Duny, the youngest son of a blacksmith was born and spent part of his childhood on the island of Gont, where many great sorcerers were born. After losing his mother, his aunt-witch took care of him and managed to sense his magical abilities and teach him to control his gift. Thanks to learning the basic spells, he manages to stop the pirates who attacked his home village. This heroic act attracts the attention of the wandering wizard Ogion who then decides to accept the boy as his apprentice and gives him his real name, Ged. However, the impatient Ged is not satisfied with the knowledge that his master provides, he wants more and more in a shorter time. This lack of composure is further increased by the provocation of the witch’s daughter who presses him to open and use Ogion’s book.

But need alone is not enough to set power free: there must be knowledge.

~A Wizard of Earthsea

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To light a candle is to cast a shadow…

~A Wizard of Earthsea

After casting an ancient spell from the book, Ged is attacked by a powerful Shadow and is saved by his master a few moments before dying. Ogion starts to notice the huge potential of his apprentice and decides to send him to the legendary island of the wizards, Roke, to gain the knowledge he desires so much. Ursula K. Le Guin conveys many important messages in this story about our pride and escape from the consequences of our actions. Throughout history, the wizard Ged goes through an inner transformation from being an impatient and conceited boy to a modest and honest man. Bit part of his path is filled with failures and pain from which he draws conclusions which make him stronger and wiser. The series on Earthsea together with the Wizard of the Archipelago is considered by many to be worthy of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

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<https://polter.pl/Czarnoksieznik-z-Archipelagu-Ursula-K-Le-Guin-c10275>

<https://www.granice.pl/recenzja/czarnoksieznik-z-archipelagu/6251>

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