Wednesday, July 14, 2021

I have again finished Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin

I have again finished Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin, the fourth book of her Earthsea Cycle. 

I always had difficulty with this book before, yet now it shines bright and clear as the Sword of Erreth-Akbe atop the Tower of the Sword in Havnor where the King of All the Isles sits. For this book is about power and hurt, both its presence and lack, as Tenar helps a scarred child and the returned Ged against those who profited off greed, pain, and fear amid the farms and forests of Gont. The world recovers and is led out of the darkness, yet an overpowering mystery lingers... its answer spoken while the riddle is hidden. A matter of Dragons on the other wind.

“A wrong that cannot be repaired must be transcended." - Tenar

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