Amazingly, I have kept to my one-chapter-of-Earthsea-a-day-except-for-a-couple-of-days-at-the-end-of-each-book pledge, and I’m already on the fourth book, Tehanu, about which I know very little. I’ve heard it described as “the book where Ursula K. Le Guin goes back to Earthsea and does it all again, only feminist,” so this should be interesting. The original Earthsea trilogy really is mostly about the dudes (and about Tenar, but Tenar spends her entire book trapped discontentedly in a hole). This one is fourteen chapters long, so I’ll reach Chapter 14 on April 1.
- There will be a plant? (The cover has a plant on it.)
- It will be on fire? (The plant on the cover is on fire.)
- “Tehanu” will be a girl or a woman. Apparently, all the female characters in the Earthsea books have names beginning with “Te.”
- Ged will drag Tenar kicking and screaming into this adventure.
- Someone will come of age. Someone always does.
This book won the Nebula, so that seems promising.
Well…here we go.