The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin

Snapshot of me reading:

I finished this in the wee hours of the morning after my first full day of FREEDOM

pre-freedom Mel

after Fall Quarter of graduate school.

The book:

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.

The Farthest Shore

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