Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand. In this final book of the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.
"The magic of Earthsea is primal; the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream."--Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman "New and longtime Earthsea fans will be drawn to these impressive new editions."--Horn Book
URSULA K. LE GUIN was the author of more than three dozen books. She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, "The Tombs of Atuan," and among her other distinctions was the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and six Nebula Awards. She lived in Portland, Oregon.