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Tehanu (Earthsea)
Series: Earthsea
Volume: 4
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 1416509631
Publisher: Pocket
Reader Rating: 8 out of 10
Votes: 11
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin

Description: LeGuin spins a bittersweet tale of Tenar and Ged, familiar characters from the classic Earthsea trilogy. Tenar, now a widow facing obscurity and loneliness, rescues a badly burned girl from her abusive parents. The girl, it turns out, will be an important power in the new age dawning on Earthsea. Ged, now broken, is learning how to live with the great loss he suffered at the end of the trilogy. Tenar's struggle to protect and nurture a defenseless child and Ged's slow recovery make painful but thrilling reading. Sharply defined characterizations give rich resonance to Tehanu 's themes of aging, feminism and child abuse as well as its emotional chords of grief and loss. Tehanu is a heartbreaking farewell to a world that is passing, and is full of tantalizing hints of the new world to come.

Also in this series are A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tales of Earthsea, The Other Wind Return to the Ursula K. Le Guin page.

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