Danger must surround power, as a shadow does light.
Rating: 3.5/5 – Good, but not captivating.
A Wizard of Earthsea is good fantasy, but doesn’t extend to the heights of the great works. While the book is concise in its vision and prose, it’s told in a distant, academic voice that failed to capture my attention.
I don’t know if this style was a conscious choice by Le Guin, but I was most reminded of older literature and the Bible. This was very well done, but not what I’m looking for when I pick up a novel.