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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

  • Title: The Other Wind
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ISBN: 9780441011254
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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. Anne on said:

      The short version:Plot schmot, do you really think it’s accidental that The Other Wind is more contemplative than adventuresome? Ursula Le Guin is a very deliberate writer. The long version:Reading the Earthsea cycle in order will do more 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 th [...]

    2. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      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. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ششم ماه فوریه سال 2008 میلادیعنوان: دریای زمین کتاب 6 - بادی دیگر؛ نویسنده: ارسولا کی. لوژوان (لگوین)؛ م [...]

    3. Bradley on said:

      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, th [...]

    4. Robert on said:

      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 more 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 [...]

    5. A on said:

      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 [...]

    6. Berfin Kanat on said:

      Yerdeniz'in son kitabı hakkındaki düşüncelerimi kelimelere tam olarak dökemeyeceğim. Sanırım hislerimin karşılığı kadim lisanda mevcut, ama onu da ben bilmiyorum. Seriyi bitirmem yıllar sürdü, ara vererek okudum. Bunun sebebi ağır olması vs. değil tabii, sadece öyle denk geldi. İlk kitapları düşünüyorum da, Yerdeniz Büyücüsü'ndeki Ged, Atuan Mezarları'ndaki Tenar Son kitaptaki hallerine göre ne kadar farklılardı. Yaşlandıklarını okurken onlarla bir yaşlan [...]

    7. Nikki on said:

      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 [...]

    8. Shane on said:

      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 more 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 [...]

    9. YouKneeK on said:

      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 me [...]

    10. Melody on said:

      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 th [...]

    11. Laila on said:

      Ged, Tenar ve Tehanu Gulumseyerek biten seri, ejderhalar ve kadim zamanlar. Oyle guzeldi ki Okumadan ölmeyin!

    12. Tamora Pierce on said:

      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 [...]

    13. Jacob on said:

      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.

    14. Nikki on said:

      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 wh [...]

    15. Davis on said:

      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 more 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 solve [...]

    16. Ananya Rubayat on said:

      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 [...]

    17. Artnoose McMoose on said:

      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 more disappointments with this book th [...]

    18. Xime García on said:

      3.5TENGO una muy buena explicación de por qué leí esto antes que todo lo demásFue por errorLes juroLa cuestión es que sé que a la autora le gusta escribir novelas "spin off" de su saga de Terramar, por lo que, cuando me topé con esta preciosura en oferta, tapa dura y el apellido de la autora allí reluciendo en el medio, no dudé en comprarlo. Además, la tapa no decía que era "Terramar #6", ni en ninguna otra parte lo aclaraba, por lo que pensé que se trataría de una novela independie [...]

    19. Bryan on said:

      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 [...]

    20. Zeren on said:

      Bu kitabı okuyan, rüzgara ve ateşe sevdalı kadınlar durup bir parça olsun sırtlarında ejderha kanatları, soylarının İrialı ve Tehanu gibi ejderha-insan soyundan gelip gelmediğini hayal etmişler midir acaba? Öteki rüzgarlarda uçmak <3

    21. selcuk on said:

      Bana kattıkları ve hissettirdikleriyle çok sevdiğim bir seri oldu. Mutluluk ve hüzün içerisinde bitirdim; üstelik hiç bitmesin isterken. Şimdi canım ne istiyor biliyor musunuz? Tehanu ve İrialı gibi öteki rüzgarlarda uçabilmek ya da birazdan Ged ve Tenar'ın yapacakları gibi bir ormanda yürüyüşe çıkabilmek.

    22. LPG on said:

      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 kn [...]

    23. Cyndy Aleo on said:

      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/Spa [...]

    24. Ian on said:

      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. T [...]

    25. Rjurik Davidson on said:

      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, [...]

    26. Brian on said:

      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 rea [...]

    27. Nimue Brown on said:

      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.We [...]

    28. M.J. Johnson on said:

      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 bet [...]

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