The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some
say the greatest?and surely the greatest voyager?is the man called
Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great
power that was in him?with terrifying consequences. Tempted by
pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an
evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the
quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.