Snapshot of me reading:
I finished this in the wee hours of the morning after my first full day of FREEDOM
after Fall Quarter of graduate school.
Next in the Earthsea novels, The Farthest Shore doesn’t disappoint. It features the repeat characters of a wise, riddle-loving old wizard and a young, impetuous prince. This pairing of characters is in half of all fantasy novels when the protagonist is male; when it’s a girl, then the young girl is spunky, and the old woman is crotchety. It’s a pretty time-worn formula. This particular pair meets all sorts of fun, including dragons, evil undead wizards promising eternal life, and the like. Great fun. 7 out of 10.