Ged enters wizard school to learn the rules of magic. Headstrong and naïve, he accidently unleashes a terrible shadow-creature into the world. To correct the balance, he must face and destroy the shadow at whatever cost and his quest takes him to the farthest corner of Earthsea - a land of fearsome dragons, jealous wizards, darkness and light, where he will meet his destiny. First published in 1968 by the sci-fi author, this paperback reprint edition 2018 has all original maps and extras about how this fantasy series for children was created and facts about the Californian author. 284pp in Puffin Penguin paperback. Illus.