Tehanu (Earthsea, #4)
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by Ursula K. Le Guin
Release date: 1990
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Tags: locus award, nebula award, tv series

Nebula Award 1990, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1991, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1991.

Cover art by Tudor Humphries.

Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan – she, an isolated young priestess, he, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice.

A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again, to help another – the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.

(updated 2017-01-18)

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There are some people who don't like Tehanu, but I like it. Tehanu is completely different from the previous Earthsea books, but it's well written and interesting. I think that Tehanu was written for adult readers and that's why young readers shouldn't read it, because it contains certain philosophical things, which may be a bit difficult to understand. If you're interested in sword fights and sorcery, this book isn't for you. But if you want to read a story, which has depth, you should read Tehanu.
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