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The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin
I like high fantasy, I really do, but not the Earthsea books (I haven't tried the new ones and I'm not going to). After forcing myself through three of four books I finally gave up and didn't finish the last one. It was even more horrible than the others. I have no idea why this author is mentioned in the same breath with Tolkien, McCaffrey, Zimmer Bradley, Eddings, Brooks, Feist, Williams or Martin. The storyline is boring. First the MC is an asshole and later he is to good to be true. The created atmosphere, the non-violent philosophy and some of the magical creatures are ok, but that's imho not enough to become an absolut high fantasy classic.