The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin: A Review


When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away – home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. 

While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young wizard, Ged, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. But Ged also brings with him the light of magic, and together, he and Tenar escape from the darkness that has become her domain. – Goodreads

My Review

My Rating: 3/5

Not the best sequel ever written. The first third of this book is slow and dull. Ged coming into the story makes it more interesting but that’s probably just because we know the character.

The ending made the reading worth it, though. I loved the closure and the promise of more adventure with Ged. I hope the next book is less…messy.

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