Author: Ursula K. LeGuin

First Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Sample Chapter: Warriors in the Mist, from A Wizard of Earthsea

Back Blurb:

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea,  but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless  youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered  with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow  upon the world. This is the tale of his testing,  how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an  ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to  restore the balance.

HQ’s Take:

Earthsea was another pioneer in the field of Epic Fantasy, with the first volume published in 1964.  If you like Harry Potter or Belgariad, Earthsea should provide you with many hours of enjoyment.  Buy it now, or do more research using HQ’s Power Search