A Wizard of Earthsea is book 1 in the Earthsea Cycle (book 1 of 5). It tells of how Ged goes from a boy to a powerful wizard.
Now a few years ago I had read book 2, Tombs of Atuan for a Children’s Literature course. I remember disliking it and felt the author’s only saving grace was her phrasing. I just re-read my review and it seems I remembered correctly.
So onto book 1, A Wizard of Earthsea. This book is quite honestly very bad. It does not even have the flowery language that book 2 had. It’s just bad. I can say without a doubt this is the worst fantasy book I have ever read. I suppose one good thing is that it is short (a little over 100 pages), so if you are so inclined to read it and tell me I am wrong, please do so. I will not be reading any more books in the series.