book was always the hardest of the series, wreathed as it was in
lightless shadow, but this time I saw it clearly through the darkness.
Saw with joy Tenar become the Eaten One and then Tenar again, a vessel
of Nameless evil poured out to find freedom and bring the Ring of
Erreth-Akbe home again to the Archipelago.
"O may I see the earth's bright hearth once more, the white towers of Havnor." - from the Deed of Erreth-Akbe
(Side note: I found it fascinating that old large-print version of the book had a map of Atuan, yet the most current edition does not. A pity, for it was fun tracking the ways of the labyrinth with Tenar.)