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A Taoist parable cleverly disguised as a fantasy novel
8 June 2018
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin follows the prideful young wizard Sparrowhawk as he discovers his magic, releases a terrible shadow, then spends a decade defeating the monster he created. A realistically flawed protagonist, great prose and moral lessons on overcoming the darkness within, pride, power and desire; a Taoist parable cleverly disguised as a fantasy novel.