A story from Ursula K Le Guin’s world of Earthsea that has never been published in print before is due to be released to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of her classic fantasy novel, The Wizard of Earthsea.
The Daughter of Odren is a story of betrayal and revenge set in the world of Earthsea, in which Weed, the daughter of Lord Garnet, waits for the day she will have her father back. Published as an ebook two years ago, it has never been released in print before, but will be collected in the first ever compilation volume of all the Earthsea novels and short stories in autumn 2018, illustrated by Charles Vess.
“It took me 32 years to write Earthsea and then 16 more years to get it published as what it is, a single story from beginning to end,” said Le Guin. “Authors and wizards learn to be patient while the magic works. An author knows it’s working when it leads to collaboration with a wizard like Charles Vess.” Read more at The Guardian.