Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin

Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin this is book 4th in the Earthsea series. Characters from the earlier books older now come together to try to live out the last years of their lives peacefully. It doesn't last when an enemy from the past returns. The story although well written lacks a certain something there isn't the same narrative drive that was in the first three books. Which isn't necessarily saying much. Real world concerns seem to come to the four much more in this book than the others. There's a section on child abuse for instance which seems out of place. I was surprised to discover that this received the Nebula in 1991.

Next is a collection of short stories and short novels. I already have it and will read it. This is perhaps more a case of inertia than anything else.

Mildly recommended do not start the series with this one.

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