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  • Paperback
  • 281 pages
  • Tehanu
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 9781416509639

10 thoughts on “Tehanu

  1. says:

    May 2013I don t know anything any A Wizard of Earthsea and The Farthest Shore, you can take your dragons and shove em Your wizardry s not wanted here All your quests are just cruises and island hopping, boys own adventures Fuck it all This is the real story The tedium and horror of regular life is epic than your silly jaunts, and all your hoity toity man s magic won t do nothing to save you here Goddamn.


  2. says:

    Of all the fantasy realms I ve read about, lived in, imagined, there is only one I prefer to Earthsea and that s Tolkien s So I hope that illustrates how highly I regard this series Earthsea is beautiful and as eloquently described as ever in Tehanu. There s just something about the careful way Le Guin writes that makes this world seems so complete She doesn t waste words and her novels are always quite brief and very character driven, though somehow I have a keener picture of Earthsea than most other fantasy realms Her stories never stop moving forward.This one focuses on a much older Sparrowhawk, one who has lost his sense of self After years of saving people and performing great feats with his magic, he is dried up and spent he has nothing left What is a mage without magic Nothing, he would tell you And they re sad words to hear because the character has always been somewhat of a leader, an inspirer of others who were ready to give up So this takes on a rather introspective turn as he attempts to overcome his depression by reconnecting with some old friends He is sad, forlorn and without hope and the writing is loaded with bleak emotions The only other writer of epic fantasy I have found who can capture such human feeling within her books is Robin Hobb I think returning readers need to be really careful with this one and approach it with an open mind This was unlike all the other books yet, it brought them altogether perfectly and into what Le Guin originally thought was the conclusion before she wrote The Other Wind. He was so intense, so serious, armoured in the formality of his rank and yet vulnerable in his honesty, the purity of his will Her heart yearned to him He thought he had learned pain, but he would learn it again and again, all his life, and forget none of it Ursula Le Guin is one of my favourite fantasy writers And she is painfully under read in comparison to some leading names Her works are not as clever as Tolkien s, and she did not invent her own language s or comprehensive history, though her world really has influenced a large part of modern fantasy I see a lot of her ideas paralleled in video games namely the elder scrolls universe and the works of later writers So, my point is, she s not a writer to be missed for fantasy fans, especially those who want to read traditional fantasy at its finest This is fourth book in this series now, a series that is consistently good yet manages to bring in new ideas with each new instalment Earthsea Cycle 1 A Wizard of Earthsea Four worthy stars 2 The Tombs of Atuan A redeeming four stars3 The Farthest Shore A strong four stars4 Tehanu A sad four starsBlog Twitter Facebook Insta Academia


  3. says:

    I remember reading Tehanu in grade school I also remember not liking it very much However, reading it again, years later, I think of it as a masterpiece The first three Earthsea novels were good, interesting, entertaining, but Tehanu belongs to another tier entirely Its character development and world building are par with Tombs of Atuan, but its pacing is better and it ties in tightly to existing lore Further, we get to see the characters we ve come to love in a natural light It s heartening to learn that, without the crutches of myth and magic and religion, they still stand as individuals, well developed and interesting to read about The moments of thrill and fear are well put together and memorable, but also down to earth it s perfectly reasonable to expect that anyone could be put in danger during a moment of home invasion or by an unwelcome encounter on the road Despite the simple, pastoral setting and the almost complete lack of magic, the story has a certain grandiosity to it that reflects the depth of its content Tehanu is a book about people, the good and the bad, about life and growing up and the mysteries of someone else s way of seeing.


  4. says:

    This is a difficult Earthsea book to read After Ged s adventures crossing the sea and dealing with Kings, Princes and Mages, this book stays pretty much firmly on Gont and he hardly appears Instead the book concentrates on Tenar from the Tombs of Atuan and her life on Gont Island and that of the small damaged girl Tenar finds in the road one day who has been so badly burned and mistreated that she is terribly deformed.The book deals with discrimination on the basis of appearence, the everyday sexism of the society, and the will of a strong woman to defy that sexism and live her life and protect her adopted, damaged child, and also care for her damaged rescuer turned lover Ged.It s a quiet but incredibly powerful book with a stunning and unexpected ended I highly recommend it.Another rereading this year 2012 , and this book impressed me even , it s utterly beautiful in so many ways The power of love and it s ability to redeem is made clear here It s hard to believe that this is considered a children s book as it has powerful things to say about love and living than the majority of books written for adults.


  5. says:

    This is the fantasy book that I ve always hoped would be written but thought impossible in the genre a beautifully crafted tale of humanity where the magic and dragons take the back seat It s ok if it isn t the best fantasy you ve ever read, but to me it s the most perfect fantasy novel It makes me want to be a better reader, a better writer, a better person.In 2017 I spent so much time reading ULG that many of the 133 books begin to pale I haven t added up all the pages but between the entire Earthsea cycle, all of her novellas, two books of short stories and a Hainish cycle book I can say that I m an Ursula Le Guin acolyte She s a treasure The world is a better place because she decided to put pen to paper and teach us.Rest in peace, Ursula Your gift to humanity will forever remind us that we are made of stars.


  6. says:

    Tehanu The Earthsea Cycle, 4 , Ursula K Le GuinTehanu continues the stories of Tenar, the heroine of the second book of the Earthsea series The Tombs of Atuan, and Ged, the hero of the first book, A Wizard of Earthsea 2008 4 1386 360 4 9789645365835 4 9789645362803 20 .


  7. says:

    Yes, it s obvious this book is written by a woman Your point, everybody Like, God, do you even understand how many books are so obviously written by a man Historically, nearly all books have been written by men Certainly most of Western canon has been And for most of those, there s no mistaking it they were written by men, would not have been written by a woman, could not have been written by a woman Why Because in them, female characters are written only as decorations and toys for the male characters, are drawn so vaguely and so stylized that they re barely recognizable as human beings with internal lives and self driven motivations and needs Let me just let me just have you ever read Hemingway Seriously Do you think a woman would ever, ever, ever have written a character as ridiculous and pathetic and unreal as Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls WHAT A JOKE In any case, I hardly think that s what le Guin s done here Yes, she has richly drawn female characters around whom the story centers can you even deal with it but her male characters don t suffer for it Ged isn t exactly neglected or mistreated by le Guin In fact, he seems complete and deeper and real in this novel than in the Wizard of Earthsea Yes, there are a lot of shitty male characters, too Of course, there are a lot of shitty men IRL Them s the breaks That s the rant Anyway, what le Guin has done with Tehanu is nothing short of remarkable It s sensitive, well plotted and paced, sincere and warm and earnest She treats the reader gently, tenderly, but firmly, and never succumbs to trite cliches She never chooses the answer that is simply easier, or exciting, if it reduces the bones of the story to something less honest.Perfect afterword, too Maybe the change coming into Earthsea has something to do with no longer identifying freedom with power, with separating being free from being in control And what le Guin says of the conversation between Moss and Tenar on the difference between men and women Moss is pretty contemptuous of men in general, having been treated by them with contempt all her life That s all right, and I find her discussion of men s power and women s power harsh, incomplete, but interesting Then she goes off into an incantatory praise of mysterious female knowledge Who knows where a woman begins or ends I have roots, I go back into the dark And she ends with a rhetorical question Who ll as the dark its name I will, Tenar says I lived long enough in the dark I ve often seen Moss s rhapsody quoted with approval Tenar s fierce answer almost always goes unquoted, unnoticed Yet it refuses Moss s self admiring mysticism And all Tenar s life is in it UGH Le Guin is just so so together, so conscious, so self aware.


  8. says:

    I think this was an interesting installment for the Earthsea books not because it continued the grand tradition of huge fantasy implications and events, but because it flips our expectations and gives us a very domestic view of Earthsea.That s not to say that evil things don t happen, because they do, but the scope is pulled all the way back in, with Tenar from book 2 and Ged meeting up again after almost a lifetime, with her as a middle aged woman and Ged much changed after the events of book 3, having lost his magic.Reader expectations can be a huge complication to any tale that wants to be told If I hadn t gone into this with my eyes wide open, I might have been rather upset As it is, I judged this book in my mind against a vast collection of fantasy novels rather than the highest expectations of LeGuin s other novels and I didn t find it wanting In fact, I quite enjoyed the deeper exploration of what it means to be a woman in Earthsea, with the different kinds of magic, the complications, and the down to earth feel If Ged is the wind, then the female side is the earth No surprise, I m sure, but it was quite well done.As for the plot, it didn t drag for me I ve read much, much worse The setup at the end was quite interesting, too.Final estimation It s not on the same level as the other three, but it does explore the world of Earthsea in a rather interesting way that includes two of my favorite characters from the previous books Sparrowhawk isn t mighty and righteous or just trying to fix his mistakes He s just a man That s okay.


  9. says:

    Very enjoyable, now I need to find out what happens with Therru, on to the next book.


  10. says:

    I must have been about 10 when I read the original Earthsea trilogy for the first time and was just blown away by it I loved it and have re read it many times since I daydreamed about going to Roke and proving to all those narrow minded wizards that a woman could be as good at magic as a man I even tried to make my own model of the tombs of Atuan I was thrilled when Le Guin decided to write another story in that world until I read it I was deeply disappointed by this heavy handed update in the series If at 10 I was able to see that the Earthsea society was patriarchal and misogynistic, as an adult I certainly don t need it Spelt Out To Me In Words Of One Syllable So I Get The Point I m also capable of understanding that an author can craft a world and put words in mouths of characters without necessarily approving of it all.Perhaps my biggest objection is the violence she had to do to the characters of Tenar and Ged to fit into her brave new world Le Guin is a talented writer She could have made her point without being anywhere near this clumsy I remember getting into a discussion about this book when it first came out, back in the dim, dark ages of Usenet One of the posters said there are actually two Ursula Le Guins Good Ursula is a gifted storyteller who writes beautifully crafted and thought provoking novels Bad Ursula never lets the story get in the way of The Message Tehanu was written by Bad Ursula.


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About the Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Orego