Wednesday, September 12, 2007

For October

Our next book is a classic young adult fantasy. It's about a lonely teen who's had a difficult childhood and learns he has a natural affinity for magic. His wise, aged mentor suggests he attend a renowned school for wizards to hone his abilities. From there he has many adventures. It is not Harry Potter, however, but A Wizard of Earthsea, written by Ursula Le Guin in 1972, and has a much more mature sensibility than the stories about that recent boy wizard. It has been beloved by many and was recently made into a miniseries by the Sci Fi Channel (which the author didn't care for). I'm looking forward to reading it and hope you are too.


At 9/12/2007 9:03 PM, Blogger Kitten said...

yay magic!!

At 9/13/2007 10:59 AM, Blogger Chris said...

And this one even has a fire-breathing dragon.


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