I survived (and enjoyed) my reread of A Wizard of Earthsea. Now I’m striking off into the wilderness. The Tombs of Atuan is the second book of the Earthsea Cycle and the first of the cycle I haven’t read. I know nothing about it beyond what the back-cover blurb says. It will be fun to see Ged through someone else’s eyes. I hope Tenar is a good character.
Starting on Saturday, February 17, I’ll read a chapter a day (though I’ll do the prologue and Ch. 1 together, as the prologue is very short) until I reach the end. This one is a bit shorter than A Wizard of Earthsea, but it has more chapters (12). I’ll post my reaction to each chapter in the comment section of this blog entry, then finish off with a full review post.
Some questions I have going in:
- Does Tenar get to be awesome, or is she merely a weak, foolish woman?
- Now that Ged has finished his initial symbolic adventure, is he going to relax and have a bit of fun?
- Is Vetch in this one? I wanted Vetch to be my best friend until he cheerfully put down his sister and gave her name away to Ged, but even though I’m disappointed in him, I still like him. I’m going to guess he’s not here.
- Are there dragons in this story? It just feels as if there should be dragons. I know there are dragons in the next book because its cover features a giant dragon eye.
- This book won the Newbery, which makes me very optimistic. (This isn’t a question, but ah well.)
- Could someone please teach me how to make shiny book covers?
That’s it for now. Heeeeeeere we goooooooo…