The Tombs of Atuan

Written by:
Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrated by:
Rob Inglis

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2010
5 hours 30 minutes
One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time
The Newbery Honor–winning second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. Le Guin
In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her—home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan.
Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar’s duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain?
“Atuan, like Earthsea, is located in the mind of its maker, but was created out of the very stuff of mythology and reflects universal patterns that were once embodied in Stonehenge and in the Cretan labyrinth.”—The Horn Book
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James D.

Wondeful! My favourite Le Guin book. She gets the story right! Their is something intangible about the second book in this series. The first in the series often seemed incomplete, with holes in it like Swiss cheese. This one picks up steam. It’s like a orange that is surprisingly sweet, and better than any of the others in a bunch. Good enough that you might keep peeling Le Guin books to see if you can find another just as sweet.

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Judith M.

For a long while I was wondering how this book fit. Then, wham, gotcha! Like a mystery and sci fi all in one! Nice!

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