Our Movie Reviews Tombs of Atuan
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: May 28, 2005 (by Scott)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on May 28, 2005

The Tombs of Atuan starts off very differently from A Wizard of Earthsea. The main character from the first book, Ged, is a secondary character in this story; he isn't even really visible for a good way into the book.

Instead we follow the life, pretty much from birth, of Tenar. She becomes the high priestess of an ancient religion intent on guarding one secret. So intent, in fact, she's told a complex web of lies that begin to unravel because of Ged's actions.

Like the first book, the human element to the story is most important, as we watch Tenar come to terms with the new truth of her world. It continues to be a extremely well told story that fills in some of the blanks in the back story for Ged and the universe of Earthsea that was left in the first story.

-- Scott and Michelle