Ursula K. Le GuinAt the of the 60s the author Lin Carter became editor of a type of books called Adult Fantasy.
In this serie of classic books published in paperback both authors that were
known for their fantasy, among others, William Morris and Lord Dunsany, as well as newly produced fantasy was published.
This marks the start of the modern fantasy.
Ursula K(roeber) Le Guin (1929-) debuted 1966
with the first part of a science fiction-trilogy: Rocannon's World.
In 1968 the first book in her most known fantasyseries were published: Earthsea.
The books in the trilogy Earthsea are A
Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan
(1972) and The Farthest Shore (1972). In 1990 a fourth books was published: Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea.
Le Guin wrote the series after an editor for a publisher that focused on children, asked her if she could write something for youths.
Le Guin had wrote short stories taking place on islands and was about magic, so she used this setting for the books.
The story is about a young magician called Ged, and you will follow him as he grows older.
In the first novel he studies magic and gets in trouble when he releases spells he can't control.
The series is one of the most influent fantasy-series since the 60's.
- Anne McCaffrey
Books at Amazon.co.uk (Europe):
Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
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