Thanks for reading A Wizard of Earthsea with us this month. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. What did you think? How do you feel it ended? Why do you think Vetch never made a song of Ged’s journey like his promised? Are you going to continue and read the rest of the books in the Earthsea Cycle? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you thought of this classic.
Did Ged succeed? Will Ged and Vetch return home to Vetch’s brother and sister? What did you think of the first book of the Earthsea Cycle? Leave us a comment on your thoughts.
We are getting close to the end and an old friend returns. How do you think it will end? What do you think Ged has to do to defeat the Shadow? What can Vetch bring to Ged’s mission.
How do you hunt a shadow? And how do you defeat the undefeatable? What do you think will happen next?
Sparrowhawk has survived his first encounter with the shadow and it has shaken him. Will he have the strength to defeat it?
Sparrowhawk has defeated several dragons so what’s next?
So kids, what do we think so far of our dear Sparrowhawk? As he sets out of Roke, what will become of him outside of it’s protection? What do you think of this new, unsure Sparrowhawk? And who’s excited for some dragons?!
Woo! Stuff happened in this chapter! What do you think of our young wizard in this chapter? the celebration? The interactions between Sparrowhawk and Jasper? And, what do you think of the Shadow?!
Before there was Hogwarts, there was the School for Wizards on the island of Roke. What do you think of the town of Thwil? What do you think of Jasper and Vetch? How about the archmage’s raven? And, what do you think of all of the things he’s learning at Wizard school? Would you be as frustrated with the curriculum as young Sparrowhawk is? Do you think he will heed the warnings he’s been given?
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As you may know, Ursula K. Le Guin died in January of this year at the age of 88. Over the next few weeks, I thought I would post a small round up of links and videos so that we can get to know the author and the influence that she’s had on the world. First up is the video of Le Guin’s acceptance of National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014. This video is only 6 minutes long, but in it she comments on why speculative fiction, fantasy and science fiction is important.
In the comments below, tell us why you think science fiction and fantasy are worth reading. What have they brought to your life? Why do you keep coming back to these genres?