When the prince of Enlad declares the wizards have forgotten their spells, Ged sets out to test the ancient prophecies of Earthsea.
This third book in the Earthsea epic fantasy series takes place several years after the previous novel, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN. A renegade sorcerer bent on immortality has shattered the line between life and death. As a result, the magic of Earthsea is suffering, and those who practice it are also suffering. The Archmage Ged, Earthsea's greatest wizard, and the young Prince Arren set out to find this sorcerer and seal the hole that he has made in the world.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Subgenre: Classics, Fairy Tales + Folklore / General, Magic, Rites of Passage, Saga + Myth + Legend, Conflicts + Dualities, Quest, Bestiary, Human Qualities + Behavior