The Other Wind

The Other Wind The greatest fantasies of the th century are J R R Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and Ursula K Le Guin s Earthsea Cycle Regrettably the Earthsea Cycle has not received the fame and sales of Tolkien s

The greatest fantasies of the 20th century are J.R.R Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and Ursula K Le Guin s Earthsea Cycle Regrettably, the Earthsea Cycle has not received the fame and sales of Tolkien s trilogy Fortunately, new Earthsea books have appeared in the 21st century, and they are as powerful, beautiful, and imaginative as the first four novels The fifth novel aThe greatest fantasies of the 20th century are J.R.R Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and Ursula K Le Guin s Earthsea Cycle Regrettably, the Earthsea Cycle has not received the fame and sales of Tolkien s trilogy Fortunately, new Earthsea books have appeared in the 21st century, and they are as powerful, beautiful, and imaginative as the first four novels The fifth novel and sixth book of the Earthsea Cycle is The Other Wind The sorcerer Alder has the power of mending, but it may have become the power of destruction every night he dreams of the wall between the land of the living and the land of the dead, and the wall is being dismantled If the wall is breached, the dead will invade Earthsea Ged, once Archmage of Earthsea, sends Alder to King Lebannen Now Alder and the king must join with a burned woman, a wizard of forbidden lore, and a being who is woman and dragon both, in an impossible quest to save Earthsea Ursula K Le Guin has received the National Book Award, five Nebula and five Hugo Awards, and the Newbery Award, among many other honors The Other Wind lives up to expectations for one of the greatest fantasy cycles Cynthia Ward

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  1. Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Oregon.She was known for her treatment of gender The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri , political systems The Telling, The Dispossessed and difference otherness in any other form Her interest in non Western philosophies was reflected in works such as Solitude and The Telling but even interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist s experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators Le Guin favoured the first person narration are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.

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  1. The short version Plot schmot, do you really think it s accidental that The Other Wind is contemplative than adventuresome Ursula Le Guin is a very deliberate writer The long version Reading the Earthsea cycle in order will do for you than simply get you up to speed on who s who and what went before so don t start with this, the final book to date, if you want to really appreciate what Le Guin is doing She created Earthsea in 1964, introduced Ged in 1968, and finally ended the series in 2001 w [...]

  2. The other Wind The Earthsea Cycle, 6 , Ursula K Le GuinThe Other Wind is a fantasy novel by the American author Ursula K Le Guin, published by Harcourt in 2001 It is the latest novel set in the fictional archipelago Earthsea It won the annual World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2008 6 1386 376 9789645365835 9789645362827 20

  3. This is one of those novels that you have to see through to the very end before the total shape becomes clear and casts the entire series in a new light Unfortunately, the buildup to get there is kinda middling for me Don t get me wrong, the dragons are great and the whole introduction of new characters and getting back to the King and to the question of Ged and the role of women in this world is pretty good, but the best part is the return to the dry lands, the realm of the dead.As before, ther [...]

  4. How many months overdue is this review Since sometime late last year, anywayI was still in Belgiumat was two countries ago This will almost certainly be the last novel about Earthsea that we shall see from Ursula LeGuin and it is a much fitting end than Tehanu because it feels triumphant rather than negative In similar vein to the Tales from Earthsea, ancient crimes and cover ups that have had profound effects on the Archipelago s peoples are revealed Matters are also set to rights It s not rea [...]

  5. My first Ursula K Le Guin book was The Left Hand of Darkness a cold strangeness of passive powers and mutating gender After that, I was somewhat lost in this exceptional author s catalog and reluctant to read such a traditional fantasy as A Wizard of Earthsea But eventually, starved for female authorship and coming off Frank Herbert s high science fiction epic Dune, I discovered a copy of the first entry of the Earthsea Cycle and picked it up Reading the books of Earthsea is like opening a serie [...]

  6. Yerdeniz in son kitab hakk ndaki d ncelerimi kelimelere tam olarak d kemeyece im San r m hislerimin kar l kadim lisanda mevcut, ama onu da ben bilmiyorum Seriyi bitirmem y llar s rd , ara vererek okudum Bunun sebebi a r olmas vs de il tabii, sadece yle denk geldi lk kitaplar d n yorum da, Yerdeniz B y c s ndeki Ged, Atuan Mezarlar ndaki Tenar Son kitaptaki hallerine g re ne kadar farkl lard Ya land klar n okurken onlarla bir ya land m, g r p ge irmi bir ruh haline b r nd m Bu hal hem z c , hem d [...]

  7. The Other Wind ends the Earthsea Cycle by resolving an issue which, for attentive readers, has been present since the very first book Despite all the joys of wizardry and the great things the wizards can do, the world of death looms from the very first, and it doesn t sound like a great place In the second book, Tenar s background reveals that her people believe their souls are reborn, but that wizards souls are not In the third book, we see the world of death a dead, dry, empty place, surrounde [...]

  8. Let me preface this with my Earthsea background I read the first 3 books when I was young and loved them Then did them again on audio a couple years ago and enjoyed the 1st and 3rd books but thought the 2nd one was slow Then I read Techanu and thought it was like an interlude with a plot added in at the end for good measure Stories of Earthsea was barely passable and now this The Other Wind left me with a final bad taste for a series I loved for a long time.It was nice to hang out with some old [...]

  9. The Other Wind is the sixth and final book in the Earthsea series I really enjoyed the series, although I thought this last book was the weakest The story started off very strong, and I especially enjoyed the first 25% or so After that, while there were still good parts and I was still interested in the premise, I thought the story itself became kind of slow and repetitive One thing I enjoyed was that we had the chance to revisit a lot of favorite characters from past books in addition to meetin [...]

  10. Oh, my word, the second three are different books from a crone s viewpoint Of course, UKL s words are glorious no matter where or when one comes to them, but oh, how these words burn Meditations on life and death, on women and men, on dragonkind and humankind, on mage and commoner Masterfully done And of course, this I think, Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, that when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live I can give back to the world all that I didn t do All that I might [...]

  11. Is it me, or is the only way someone can be a good guy in this book maybe in all of her work I m not a fan by giving up something that s vital to themselves and the people around them Not just a few, but everyone has to do this That in the end she d strip all her mages on their power if she could find a way to do it, or leave them nasty, mingey, sour people tightly clutching their skills to their chests and only reluctantly doling out bits of their knowledge to others because it s expected of th [...]

  12. The Other Wind Tehanu The Tombs of Atuan Tales from Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea The Farthest Shore The Other Wind is greater than or equal to Tehanu, which is greater than or equal to The Tombs of Atuan, which is greater than Tales from Earthsea, which is several orders of magnitude greater than A Wizard of Earthsea, which is greater than The Farthest Shore THAT IS ALL.

  13. The Other Wind is a beautiful book I don t think I liked it all that much the first time I read it, but now I see exactly how it fits It s less incongruous than Tehanu, for me, but follows on neatly enough and it does use all the ideas and feelings that are brought up in Tehanu Set a long time after it, it makes most sense if you ve read Dragonfly, from Tales from Earthsea, before you read it The first time I tried to read it, I don t think I had, and I had no idea who Orm Irian was or why she w [...]

  14. An amazing ending to the Earthsea series The final book ties together many of the threads from earlier books that have been left hanging The tone of the whole series has evolved over each book, and this last entry mature in writing style While many characters that were old favorites come back for this final chapter, it never feels like Le Guin is shoehorning them in just to say hello Everything in the book is included for a reason, and never feels contrived The book addresses and solves problem [...]

  15. This is not necessarily a review of only this book but rather of the whole series For me what set Earthsea apart was the fact that the books managed to be captivating without any of the typical storylines that drive high fantasies, i.e Good versus Evil, fairytale romances, a super duper bad guy.In the afterwords of her first book the author clearly said that she found that defining right or wrong seems very limiting to her and that has echoed throughout all the books Almost all the books are abo [...]

  16. Having blown through the previous five books, I admit I was already a little ready to be done with Earthsea I also expect this to be the final Earthsea book Perhaps I had expectations for things to tie up neatly.I enjoyed many aspects of this book, especially the deep relationship between Ged and Tenar, in contrast to the growing relationship between the king and the princess, one that we can see coming from a mile off but apparently the king cannot.I had disappointments with this book than I e [...]

  17. 3.5TENGO una muy buena explicaci n de por qu le esto antes que todo lo dem sFue por errorLes juroLa cuesti n es que s que a la autora le gusta escribir novelas spin off de su saga de Terramar, por lo que, cuando me top con esta preciosura en oferta, tapa dura y el apellido de la autora all reluciendo en el medio, no dud en comprarlo Adem s, la tapa no dec a que era Terramar 6 , ni en ninguna otra parte lo aclaraba, por lo que pens que se tratar a de una novela independiente ambientada en este mu [...]

  18. Thus, it is complete For now anyway Le Guin claims this is the end of the cycle, that this is Earthsea But I don t know if I believe her Maybe I just don t want to believe her I m not sure she can stay away, and I m thinking hoping that someday soon we ll see a return to the Archipelago, and the magic of Earthsea When I first read A Wizard of Earthsea, not long ago really, I commented on the Balance of the world A balance that must be carefully maintained Over the course of this series that bala [...]

  19. Bu kitab okuyan, r zgara ve ate e sevdal kad nlar durup bir par a olsun s rtlar nda ejderha kanatlar , soylar n n rial ve Tehanu gibi ejderha insan soyundan gelip gelmedi ini hayal etmi ler midir acaba teki r zgarlarda u mak 3

  20. Bana katt klar ve hissettirdikleriyle ok sevdi im bir seri oldu Mutluluk ve h z n i erisinde bitirdim stelik hi bitmesin isterken imdi can m ne istiyor biliyor musunuz Tehanu ve rial gibi teki r zgarlarda u abilmek ya da birazdan Ged ve Tenar n yapacaklar gibi bir ormanda y r y e kabilmek.

  21. Lot of sitting around and talking about stuff in this one They talked about interesting stuff just not a physical story as much as the others Enjoyable satisfying end to this EXCEPTIONAL series otherwise I started reading the Earthsea books last September and I think the thing I ve most enjoyed about them aside from the scope of themes addressed in each book is that they follow the characters from their childhood into their seventies.I ll miss Tenar and Ged, but I m happy I got to know them for [...]

  22. After my ex husband got me into the Earthsea Cycle novels by Ursula LeGuin, I was quick to order the three books added after he d read the books I delayed reading The Other Wind after I lost the fourth book in the series, Tehanu, but finally gave in to the lure of finding out what had happened to the characters I d grown to enjoy, but it made no sense Once I finally found Tehanu, I reread The Other Wind and everything suddenly made sense Dragon Time When The Other Wind begins, Ged Sparrowhawk is [...]

  23. I have a lot of time for LeGuin s writing, although I can t say I ve enjoyed everything she s written I knew The Other Wind was a sequel of sorts to the Earthsea quartet, and I do think those books are very good Nonetheless, my expectations for The Other Wind were middling, perhaps because I was under the impression it was YA True, the Earthsea books were published for many years in the UK by Puffin, the children s imprint of Penguin but I ve never really thought of them as YA The Other Wind is [...]

  24. Le Guin s greatness goes without saying, but like all writers she has her flat spots, and I m afraid, for me, this is one of them In this book, she returns to her classic world of Earthsea equal with Tolkien when it comes to high fantasy to tell the tale of dragons and humans Here the contradictions of high fantasy return to haunt Le Guin, and the strains of the inherently conservative mode are evident in the narrative itself Le Guin wants to tell a story of brave and noble people, Lebennen the [...]

  25. I almost immediately had misgivings about this book The beginning of the book recovers a lot of old ground and the plot initially lacks any clear direction Why did she write this book The preceding book, Tales from Earthsea, has a little blurb on the cover or introduction where Le Guin says that her publisher suggests a new Earthsea book That, and little else, seems to be the impetus for Earthsea books 5 and 6 She has no new stories to tell, just fleshing out some of the mythologies.I really dis [...]

  26. If you haven t read the other Earthsea books, don t start here It may make sense as a standalone but will be much the poorer as a read if you aren t rooted in the characters and the world already This is a rich, complex setting, and much of the joy in this tale revolves around the re imagining of that which perhaps you thought you already knew about this land If you don t have a sense of Earthsea already, much of the plot will bear less significance, be less interesting and make less sense.Weavi [...]

  27. Excellent I wasn t quite as enamoured by Tehanu as I was with the first three books However, I think this story is a very worthy addition to the Earthsea series I know that Tales from Earthsea is actually the fifth book and this is the sixth, but from what I ve heard it doesn t make much difference It was good to meet all Le Guin s wonderful characters again I shall certainly be looking forward to reading the short stories very soon I believe one story in the collection is a bridge between the f [...]

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