This, the final book in the Earthsea cycle, returns to the Dry Land—the land of the dead—where the barrier between life and death is crumbling. A young wizard, Alder, finds himself at the center of strange events, and seeks out Ged for help. But Ged directs him to Tenar and Tehanu—the wounded girl she is raising as her own. Where the series opened with Ged defying death, it concludes with Tehanu restoring life—and herself. The first time I finished this book, I immediately went back to the first book in the series and read them all again.