|Ursula K. Le Guin.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2003|
Published between Tehanu and The Other Wind, this collection of five tales is a delightful supplement to Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series, and won the 2002 Endeavour Award and the Locus Award for Best Collection. It explores and extends the world established by the Earthsea novels, yet each story stands on its own. In the novella "the Finder," the school of magic is established on the island of Roke, while "Dragonfly" is a postscript to Tehanu. The other stories—"Darkrose and Diamond"; "The Bones of the Earth"; and "On the High Marsh"—are joined by a fictional history of Earthsea and its people, languages, literature, and magic.