A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle.
Set on a vast archipelago of islands where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....
Meanwhile Tenar, a girl from the island of Atuan, is taken from her home and family to become Arha, the Priestess Ever Reborn, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. Deep within the Tombs, Ged and Tenar encounter one another and seek a way of bringing peace to the troubled archipelago.
Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series has sold millions of copies and been translated into 16 languages, and this epic dramatisation of A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore will take you deep into a rich fantasy world of sorcery, wizards and dragons. Among the cast are Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch) and Toby Jones (Dad's Army).
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I hove long loved this series and now can listen to it in a new way.
It is a well-done adaptation. As such it condenses the overall story into a presentation worthy of the long cherished series.
While I had not previously heard Toby Jones perform, I will be looking for more of his works.
While you could enjoy this in one sitting, it matters not for you will enjoy it nonetheless.
Chapter 6 will awe you!