The Tombs of Atuan

The Tombs of Atuan Ursula K Le Guin s Earthsea cycle has become one of the best loved fantasies of our time The windswept world of Earthsea is one of the greatest creations in all fantasy literature frequently compared

  • Title: The Tombs of Atuan
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ISBN: 9780553273311
  • Page: 148
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  • Ursula K Le Guin s Earthsea cycle has become one of the best loved fantasies of our time The windswept world of Earthsea is one of the greatest creations in all fantasy literature, frequently compared with J.R.R Tolkien s Middle Earth or C.S Lewis Narnia The magnificent saga begins with A Wizard Of Earthsea, continues in The Tombs Of Atuan and The Farthest SUrsula K Le Guin s Earthsea cycle has become one of the best loved fantasies of our time The windswept world of Earthsea is one of the greatest creations in all fantasy literature, frequently compared with J.R.R Tolkien s Middle Earth or C.S Lewis Narnia The magnificent saga begins with A Wizard Of Earthsea, continues in The Tombs Of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, and concludes with Tehanu each book a treasure of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry When she was still a child, Tenar was stripped of her name and family and dedicated as high priestess to the Nameless Ones, dark powers of The Tombs of Atuan This is the tale of the young wizard, Ged, who came to the forbidden labyrinth to steal its greatest treasure the Ring of Erreth Akbe and stayed to set Tenar free and lead her out of darkness.

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    1. June 2012I want to give this five stars, but I'm afraid one of the next ones will be even better, and my attempts to rate it higher will cause to implode. Or something.On second thought, no. Five stars. Let's do this thing.You've probably read or heard somewhere that you can put a frog (it's a frog, right?) in a pot of water and set it on a stove, and the frog will never notice what's happening until it's too late. So they say. Well, Ursula K. Le Guin writes like that: you open the book thinkin [...]

    2. The first few chapters of this were a real chore. They were confusing and dull. However, out of the darkness of those chapters, and out of the depths of the labyrinth, came a story of redemption, human suffering and a will, a will to overcome great evil when succumbing to the darkness would have been a much easier path to walk. “You must make a choice. Either you must leave me, lock the door, go up to your alters and give me to your masters; then go to the Princess Kossil and make your peace w [...]

    3. Half way through reading The Tombs of Atuan, I was sitting downstairs playing my xBox late at night when I heard voices drifting down from upstairs. I sat and listened to the door muffled murmurs of Miloš & Brontë, but I couldn't make out what they were saying. Usually I'd just call up to them and tell them it was time to shoosh and go to sleep, but I was curious to figure out what they were talking about. Even obscured I could tell it wasn't the usual joke fest or scary story, there was s [...]

    4. When I first tried reading this in my teens I could not manage to go beyond 50 pages because I wanted Ged (AKA Sparrowhawk), the hero of the previous volume A Wizard of Earthsea, to show up and follow him on new adventures. What I found instead was a story of an entirely new protagonist, a young girl called Tenar who lives an oppressive life on the island of Atuan. Young fool that I was, I did not read on to the middle of the book where Ged does show up for more adventures though this time as th [...]

    5. This is a very fine fantasy. I say fine because it evokes many great labyrinthian images, old, old traditions of sacrifice to the Dark Old Ones, and eventually, freedom from the same.There's a lot of beauty here, and while I didn't love it on quite the same scale as Ged's original journey in the first book, it's mainly because I liked the core theme better.Other readers will absolutely take out of this book different layers. I can say that confidently because there are some really beautiful and [...]

    6. Hep aynı şeyleri söylemek istemiyorum ama bazı kitaplar gerçekten ilk gençlikte okunmalı. 'Yerdeniz Serisi'nin bu ikinci kitabı o kadar güçlü bir girizgahla umutlandırdı ve merakla okumaya devam etmemi sağladı ki sonu büyük hayal kırıklığı oldu. Okuma zevki açısından bir sorun olduğunu söylemiyorum, zira elime aldım ve tek oturuşta okudum. Kendini okutturan bir anlatımı var ve bana göre birçok insanın bu seriyi, fazla sevmesinin temelinde de bu var. Ancak bana g [...]

    7. This always used to be my favourite of the series, both for sheer atmosphere and because it featured a female-centred world, in complete contrast to the first book. It’s almost the opposite, in that way: Ged isn’t the POV character anymore, and instead we follow Arha/Tenar, seeing her experience in a different land, seeing Ged as an outsider. That latter is especially fun, because though he talks about not learning Ogion’s lessons, it seems that he really has. And there was always an attra [...]

    8. When I reviewed 'The Wizard of Earthsea' I gave it four out out of five:-/review/showHaving read 'Tombs of Atuan' I feel like I was overgenerous. Maybe WoE was a 3.5 rounded up? The bottom line is, I REALLY enjoyed 'Tombs of Atuan'. When I got to the point where Ged entered the story, I could hardly put it down. It's a gripping book, set in a grim and fascinating setting. It reeks of the mystery of ancient places. The whole book takes place in the sort of setting most books brush past, hinting t [...]

    9. I've read the first three Earthsea books a heap of times, starting when I was at my academic peak (i.e. in primary school). Through-out my childhood readings I preferred the two that sandwiched this one. Looking back it is easy for me to see why: it wasn't about Ged and it didn't have enough sailing about to far flung places (i.e. exploration) in it. In contrast, I have observed that a number of female Goodreaders who are also LeGuin fans, rate this higher than the other two. I can take a guess [...]

    10. Much as I love A Wizard of Earthsea, there isn't much feminine about it. It's a male society, it seems in that book, shaped by men and only inhabited by women. I don't know how much thought Le Guin put into that, originally, but the women in the story don't really have much of a place. There's the witch and Serret and the Kargish woman and Yarrow but they don't have great parts in Ged's life. He's taken away from the tutelage of the witch because only a man can teach him wizardry, and there's th [...]

    11. And at the year's end she is taken to the Hall of the Throne and he name is given back to those who are her Masters, the Nameless Ones: for she is the nameless one, the Priestess Ever Reborn.Tenar is selected as a young child as the Priestess Reborn and taken from her family at the young age of 5 to become the guardian of the Tombs of Atuan. However, one day while walking the labyrinth of her domain, she comes across a young wizard, Sparrowhawk, searching for the treasure hidden there, the Ring [...]

    12. Reread, for the first time in a long while. When I was thirteen I appreciated this book but I didn't like it as much as Wizard and Farthest Shore—there's less magic, less incident, and a lot more slow creeping dread. On this reread the dread itself became magical. And much as I love Ged, Tenar feels more like she exists from the marrow out. I have a theory about this, but it's more of an essay-length theory than a capsule review theory. In short, brilliant and deep.

    13. Ekip okumalarina dahil kitaplardan biriydi Ursula Le Guin'i her okuyusumda buraz daha seviyor, kalemine hayran oluyorum. Ne gec kalmisim okumayaBu kitapta Tenar'in hikayesini okudum, Atuanda mezarlar ve karanlikla yuzlestim. Okurken kendi yasamimdaki donemecleri ve kararlarimi sorguladigim zamanlarim olduVe Ged Cevik Atmacam Onun durusunu, karakterini oyle seviyorum ki Defalarca okunasi bir kitap!

    14. This is the second book in the Earthsea Cycle. Plot-wise it's not as good as A Wizard of Earthsea, but the writing is better. It has such wonderful fluidity that I read the entire book in just a few hours. For that I can give it four stars, though the story lacks the magic and adventure of the first book. Tenar is taken from her family at the age of five and given to "the Dark Ones" (aka "the Nameless Ones") at the age of six. The belief is that they eat her soul, and thereafter she belongs to t [...]

    15. One of my favorite books of all time - I've probably read this one over two dozen times. It's a deceptively simple story, simple in the way that all truths are simple, allegorical in that it can be applied to all of our lives. it's a story of growing up, of claiming freedom and independence, and all the fear and pain and joy that can accompany that. But it's also just the story of Tenar, called Arha, priestess of the Nameless Ones and mistress of the Undertomb - a girl who believes herself hard, [...]

    16. Hem surukleyici, elinden biraktirmiyor kendini, hem de kisacik. Olmaz ki boyle.Bu kitabi da cok sevdim, ve basima bir is gelmeyecekse eger icimdeki gizli romantigi durttu bu kitaptaki guzel bag."Ogrenmeye basladigi sey aslinda ozgurlugun yukuydu. Ozgurluk agir bir yuktur, ruhun yuklenmesi gereken buyuk ve garip bir sorumluluk. Kolay degildir. Verilen bir armagan degil, yapilan bir secimdir; bu secim de zor bir secim olabilir. Yol, yukariya, isiga dogru cikar; ama yuklu yolcu oraya hicbir zaman v [...]

    17. Damn you, Ursula K. Le Guin, for writing books that are so good, sometimes they hurt.Like A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan follows a single protagonist over a long span of her life. Tenar, identified as the reincarnation of the First Priestess of the Nameless Ones, is taken from her parents at a young age. Her soul ceremonially consumed by the Nameless Ones, Tenar becomes Arha, "the Eaten One," and paradoxically nameless herself. She grows up among other priestesses and eunuchs. And she' [...]

    18. Možda sam iskvaren fantastikom na veliki broj strana, ali ovih sto trideset strana, ma koliko divno napisanih (a zaista jesu; retko se sreće stil kao stil Legvinove), mi ne čini puno. Ne stignem ni da upoznam likove kad ono – kraj. A i nekako mi je sve to slično prethodnom delu, samo sa „druge strane prozora“. Ali možda mi vremenom, kao što je bio slučaj sa Čarobnjakom, Grobnice Atuana postanu draže, jer slike su svakako dovoljno upečatljive, kao što je, čini mi se (a tek ću s [...]

    19. The second book in Earth sea cycle centers on coming of age tale of a young woman Tenar, who is dedicated in the service of nameless ones. The book for most part was really slow for me, and started to pick up when our wizard Ged from the first book makes an appearance and manages to change the world of Tenar.Some of the strong points of the book are1. Simple story.2. Narration by Ursula K Le Guin.Some of the weak points of book are1. The rivalry between Kossil & Tenar seems hollow.2. The boo [...]

    20. The second book of the Earthsea Cycle starts off in a slightly baffling way -- not with Ged, the central character of the series, but rather with Arha, a young girl who has been chosen to become the next High Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan and spends her life performing rituals in which no one really seems to believe any more. We follow Arha around her daily tasks, and just when we're wondering where the hell Ged is, he makes an appearance, and a fascinating sparring match between the wizard an [...]

    21. I think The Tombs of Atuan has always been my favourite of the Earthsea cycle. I said to someone recently that the quiet moment where Tenar watches Ged sleeping, and there's a thistle by his hand, and the world just seems so strange, was somehow a moment that perfectly defines Le Guin's work for me. That quietness, that moment of clarity, of seeing-things-anewIf nothing else, that's the feeling I get when I read her work.The Tombs of Atuan begins to redress the balance of the world Le Guin creat [...]

    22. Nevjerojatno se brzo čita. Nastavak pustolovina iz Earthsea serijala napravio je pravi mali zaokret. Ursula odlazi u daleki Atuan, u svijet zla i gotovo cijela knjiga prati život prve svećenice Sjena, Smrti i Bezimenih zloduha. Sve izgleda savršeno za mladu Arhu dok u Grobnicama kojima ona vlada ne naiđe na vrhunskog čarobnjaka Geda koji je u potrazi za nečime što će ujediniti svjetove i donijeti mir. Fantastičan je prikaz crnih hodnika grobnica ispod Atuana te rasporet Labirinta i nje [...]

    23. Prelazak na drugog protagonistu nakon prvog dela deluje malo razočaravajuće, kao i relativno spor početak, ali Legvinova sve to brzo preokreće u zapanjujuću priču. Tokom čitanja, gotovo možete da opipate tamu, kao i junakinja romana.Opisivanje specifičnosti društva ili zajednice koja je radikalno drugačija od svega što poznajete na takav način da na kraju imate utisak da znate sve o njima Savršeno, kao i uvek kada je Legvinova u pitanju - ponovo uspeva da ceo svet spakuje na 160 i [...]

    24. Well, this is quite a perfect book, in every regard: the writing, the characters, the story, the setting. A rework of the Theseus myth (proving once again originality is neither possible, nor relevant in literature), lovecraftian dark replacing the minotaur. If Le Guin`s political views are still to be found in this novel (the good and educated „colored” people vs. the salvage, fanatic white blonde guys) , this is not the focus of the story, so the reader may very well disregard the politica [...]

    25. What wonderful and vivid imagery this book contains. Imagery with power for those readers who can identify with the central figure, Arha/Tenar, especially those who are faced with challenges in their own lives similar to those she confronts. I found imagery of the mystery and challenge of self-discovery; imagery of the conflict and dual-nature within humanity and within individuals; imagery of loss, dedication, loneliness, and self-denial; imagery of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; imager [...]

    26. I'm pretty sure that when I was first reading this back in my younger days, I didn't quite know what to make of it, especially coming on the heels of A Wizard of Earthsea. The first book was, on the surface at least, a fun adventure about a boy who discovers he has magical powers and goes off to learn to be a wizard. (Although if you go even a tiny bit beneath the surface you find something much deeper and truer, and a story about the dangers of hubris and the importance of taking responsibility [...]

    27. I read the first Earthsea Cycle book, A Wizard of Earthsea back in February and although I liked it, I wasn't blown away by it. I started The Tombs of Atuan kind of randomly and I ended up finishing it that same day because this time I was absolutely blown away. Definitely a huge change from how I felt about the first book. It was so damn good.Unlike the first book, this one features Tenar, a high priestess as the main character. Ged a.k.a. Sparrowhawk was in the book also but he was more of a s [...]

    28. Çok tatlı bir kitap. Serinin 2. kitabı ve şimdilik çok beğendiğim ve kalan kitapları da beğeneceğimi düşündüğüm bir seri.Özetleyeyim;(view spoiler)[Atuan denen yerdeyiz.Sonradan öğreneceğimiz üzere karanlık güçlerin ülkesi burası. Bir kızcağız var. Arha. Başrol bu sefer onda.Doğar doğmaz annesinin elinden alınmız ve tapınağa götürülmüş. Bu köyde halk maalesef karanlık güçlere tapıyor. Karanlık v kötü olduklarını bilmiyorlar ve tanrı zannettikle [...]

    29. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.The Tombs of Atuan is very different from A Wizard of Earthsea. It focuses on a young woman who has spent her life cloistered in the tombs of gods who she serves but doesn't know. Just as the reader feels completely miserable at the state of this disillusioned young lady, Ged (who nobody would describe as particularly cheerful or up-beat), arrives and brings with him a much-needed ray of sunshine, even though he spends most of the book under the earth. Aft [...]

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