The Eye of the Heron

The Eye of the Heron

Guin, Ursula K. le

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Sep 15, 2003

Words: 49760
Pages: 193


**From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, *The Eye of the Heron*.** In Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups—the farmers of Shantih and the City dwellers—live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the City, the City Bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to form a new settlement further away, the Bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "rebellion." Luz understands what it means to have no choices. Her father is a Boss and he has ruled over her life with the same iron fist. Luz wonders what it might be like to make her own choices. To be free to choose her *own *destiny. When the crisis over the new settlement reaches a flash point, Luz will have her chance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### Review "This small gem of a novel encapsulates the qualities that make Le Guin a key figure in today's science fiction." --*Publishers Weekly* ### About the Author Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of many award-winning novels for adults and young readers, including the *Earthsea* series.