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L'Engle, Madeline.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1968
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“Only in silence the word,
Only in dark the light,
Only in dying life:
Bright the hawk's flight
On the empty sky.”

Sparrowhawk’s secret name is Ged. Only two people know it: The wizard who gave it to him, and the gatekeeper at the school for Wizards on Roke Island. Now there are three.

Ged is the best wizard to have ever trained at Roke. And the poorest. And the proudest. To prove himself he tried to summon the ancient spirit of Lady Elfarren, the most beautiful woman who ever lived. He succeeded. He also ripped apart the fabric of life and death, nature and un-nature and released a monster: a gebbeth.

A monster who knows his true name.
  (Name: Kirsten Edwards,,  librarian)

SUBJECTS:       Fantasy.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Wizards -- Fiction.

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