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.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
Le Guin was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore philosophical, psychological and sociological themes. She has received several Hugo and Nebula awards, and was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003.
Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of the anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. Her father was granted the first Ph.D. in Anthropology in the United States in 1901 (Columbia University). She ... (more)
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-07
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.