Illustrator Jonathan Field
Author Ursula Le Guin
Year 1985 (first published 1979)
As long ago as forever and as far away as Selidor, there lived the dragonlord and Archmage, Sparrowhawk, the greatest of the great wizards–he who, when still a youth, met with the evil shadow-beast; he who later brought back the Ring of Erreth-Akbe from the Tombs of Atuan; and he who, as an old man, rode the mighty dragon Kalessin back from the land of the dead. And then, the legends say, Sparrowhawk entered his boat, Lookfar, turned his back on land, and without wind or sail or oar moved westward over sea and out of sight.
Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore
–Ursula Le Guin’s brilliant and magical trilogy.