Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Tombs of Atuan Review

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K Le Guin

The second book of the Earthsea Cycle introduces us to Tenar, The Eaten One, or the high priestess of the Nameless Ones.  Tenar was selected at birth to hold this position and she loves to do so until the wizard Ged appears.

Ged is there to rob the secret vaults of the Nameless Ones to find a ring that is rumored to help restore peace.  Tenar discovers Ged when he enters the underground tunnels she loves to be in.

A nice second book to the series, and it also sets up the third (almost done with it) quite well.  I wish we were able to see more of Ged's life inbetween the books, but the glimpses of his life that the books do show us are fascinating.

4/5 stars

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