Welcome to another of my Late Reviews, where I review something long after it’s left the spotlight and people stopped caring. Today, I’m going to share some quick thoughts about Ursula K Le Guin’s The Other Wind.
The Other Wind is an incredible book that taps a whole cast of characters to tell its tale. While previous stories focused on Ged in some way as he solved some crisis or another, this time the Archmage takes a much smaller role. That’s not to suggest that the problem the characters face is smaller, but rather, it’s so much bigger than Ged has ever tackled and soon a host of the strongest and wisest of Earthsea are stepping up to do what needs done.
The Other Wind makes for such a grand, cumulative, finale to the Earthsea Cycle that I won’t be upset if Le Guin never writes another (but oh, I hope she does!) My only regret is that I waited so long to read it.
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