For the A-Z challenge of 2012, I'm posting an A-Z list of books I haven't yet read but want to (titles taken from my TBR shelf at GoodReads). For my "E" book (no pun intended) I've chosen...
The Earthsea Quartet - Ursula le Guin
A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the "Earthsea" books follow the fortunes of the wizard Ged from his childhood to an age where magic is giving way to evil. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death.
Why do I want to read it? Honestly, I've never heard much about Ursula le Guin or her stories, except I always (thought I) knew that if you love fantasy stuff you're meant to read these (and I do love fantasy). Then I saw them mentioned on that movie about the Jane Austen book club, and my decision to add them to my TBR list was final.