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In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her home, family, possessions, even her name She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the tombs greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth Akbe Tenar s duty is to protect the ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain Good to get the whole series in Kindle format.However, the missing star is due to the fact that the map at the beginning of each volume are VERY POORLY reproduced.Their low definition makes it virtually impossible to decipher the names of the islands.In addition, the missing middle map section deletes some of the islands, or parts of them, which makes it all but unusable.A reader who doesn t have a hard copy to refer to, or who wouldn t make the effort to download a high quality map from the author s website, would be hard put to follow the travel of the protagonists.The map sections should be resampled as a matter of urgency, as they are essential to the understanding of the story. Maybe too short, maybe too predictable, but a fine read nonetheless Ursula LeGuin s writing is as excellent as ever, with beautifully crafted prose and unusual words I would have liked to see the character of the heroine detailed a bit , she remains a bit of a cipher Ged, the wizard of Earthsea, we know well, yet in this book he is also a bit distant, wise and inscrutable.Overall, it was pleasure rediscovering thus novel after probably 40 years since I first read it I loved the first book in this series This particular book is very disappointing The first half of the book is so incredibly boring and slow that I couldn t read than thirty minutes in one go.The majority of the book is spent describing the painfully boring life of a priestess in a community of isolated lunatics worshipping long gone evil spirits in the middle of the desert with nobody around Ample and lengthy descriptions of slow walks in dark labyrinths That s pretty much it And a bit of character depth with self doubt and forgotten moments past