Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthseareads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago (David Mitchell)comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guins vision of her classic saga.Ursula K. Le Guins Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed...
|Title||:||The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||1008 pages|
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition Reviews
The elements for a really stunning work of fantasy are there, but because written over decades, without a clear vision from the start, they don't come together as well as they could. Now that everything's been plotted, all the characters created, one more re-write to add the overarching plot and the appropriate tension would be needed.
What really bugged me was that the first three (?) books were basically children's stories, and rather traditionally patriarchal at that. Then the author got woke ...more
I received this beauty for Christmas from my daughter Libby. While I have read almost everything in this book already I am still so excited to have it. The illustrations are beautiful and I want to reread all of these wonderful books again.
While I haven't read this edition as yet (I say that as I would like to get a copy), I have read all the Earthsea stories and novels included in this omnibus edition in other editions. For me the range from some of my favorites of fantasy literature to some just darn good yarns and with the addition of illustrations by Charles Vess, an artist whose work I really admire, I can not imagine that this isn't going to be a beautiful edition.
UPDATE: Well, I bought myself this book as a birthday present ...more