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Ged's Journey
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
A Wizard of Earthsea is about a young magician from the Archipelago. The name his mother gave hims was Duny, but his true name is Ged. A Wizard of Earthsea is all about his journey from when he learnt his first magic trick, when he got his wizard name Sparrowhawk, to when he finally defeats the shadow he had released.

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

I think that it was strange that the characters didn't really have a name that everyone knew. Take the name of the main character, Ged. This was his true name, and only a select few knew it, but to everyone else he was Sparrowhawk. He didn't really have a common name that people could use, and I thought that was really strange.

This book didn't get really deep into the thoughts of Ged, and we were kinda cut off from it all. This meant we couldn't really predict what was going to happen, which meant surprises that are totally unexpected. I think that we should of been able to have a closer look into his mind, so we get more of feel what he was like.

I think that this book is truly spectacular, and that anyone who enjoys a fantasy/classic, then A Wizard of Earthsea is what will be your true love.
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