Haunted by dreams of the dead who seek to invade Earthsea through him, the sorcerer Alder enlists the aid of Ged, a former Archmage, who advises him to find the holiest place in the world, which holds the key to preserving Earthsea.
- Published: 2001
- Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, 2002 —
- World Fantasy Award—Novel, 2002 —
- Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2003 —