In the second book of the Earthsea tetralogy, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN, Ursula K. Le Guin momentarily shifts her focus from the wizard, Ged, to Tenar, the solitary high priestess of the "Nameless Ones." Ged doesn't appear in the novel until page 58, and he is primarily a catalyst for Tenar's spiritual transformation and liberation from the Tombs of Atuan.
Le Guin sets the series in Earthsea: a vast and bright world, swathed with uncharted seas and islands. The islands are sparsely populated by primitive communities of fishermen, goatherders, craftsmen and the occasional fire-breathing dragon. The light of Earthsea is balanced by the claustrophobic, almost tangible darkness of the Tombs and labyrinth on the remote i