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Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4) (original 1990; edition 2004)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689845332, Mass Market Paperback)Ursula K. LeGuin follows her classic trilogy from Earthsea with a magical tale that won the 1991 Nebula Award for Science Fiction. Unlike the tales in the trilogy, this novel is short and concise, yet it is by no means simplistic. Promoted as a children's book because of the awards garnered in that category by her previous work, Tehanu transcends classification and shows the wizardry of female magic. The story involves a middle-age widow who sets out to visit her dying mentor and eventually cares for his favorite student.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:03:27 -0500)
When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny.
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