Nebula and National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin won a Newbery Honor for The Tombs of Atuan. In the Uplands, people have magical and fearsome gifts.
Orrec, a boy growing into his powers, can destroy any living thing with simply a glance. But he refuses to use his ability, and wears a blindfold to protect others from his devastating gaze. This allegorical comingof- age tale shows that power can be cruel. ". rich in the earthy magic and intelligent plot twists that made the Earthsea novels classics."-Booklist, starred review