by Ursula K. LeGuin
. The first novel in her Earthsea
. * * * * *
The wizard Ogion
notices a great deal of magical power in a boy on his home island of Gont
, and takes him into his home as apprentice
The boy, called Sparrowhawk2
, chafes at the slow pace of his tutelage and Ogion has no choice but to send him to the Wizard's School
There Sparrowhawk learns to be a wizard, in the process setting off events
that will set the course of the rest of his life.
Pay no attention
to those other writeups until you have read the book
and its two companions.
The other novels are called The Tombs of Atuan
and The Farthest Shore
Never reveal your true name
to anyone but your closest, most intimate friends, for it gives them power over you.