Kw-logo-smaller

Powers Book Review

Powers Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 14, 2007
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Here comes another tale from the fantasy world of Gifts and Voices. Is Urusula K. Le Guin's latest story about slavery and freedom worth reading?

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

The fantasy world that started in the acclaimed novel Gifts and continued in the popular Voices is back with a the new novel Powers from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin. It's a companion to the first two books, so you don't need to read them to be able to enjoy this story, but if will help. Here's our review.

Life, Freedom and Gavir's Story

This book is a story about Gavir, a dark-skinned boy, his life, his sister and how he discovers things about the world and himself. He starts as a reasonably well-treated slave in a noble house, but his world is torn apart and he ends up free, wandering as he tries to find a place for himself. What makes this book stand out is that it isn't a story about war, goblins or treasure. Instead it's a rich story full of very real situations, great characters, friendships, trust and betrayal.

Action Packed?

Even though Gavir has a gift to see the future and other people have strange abilities, this isn't a story about weird powers, supernatural heroics or bashing villains in the head with a big stick. If you're looking for action and adventure, this is the wrong book for you.


The Bottom Line

Ursula K. Le Guin is a great writer and Powers is another of her terrific stories that can make you smile, cry and miss it when it's over. It's not action-packed, but it's very real and the characters are so good that it'll keep you reading through all 502 pages. If you're looking for a great bedtime read, Powers is a winner!


Rating:4


Related Stories:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Review
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Wolf Brother Book Review
  • The Door in the Wall Book Review
  • The Magician Book Review
  • Read More Cool Book Reviews Here!
  • 0 Comments

    latest videos

    Supers_140x100_w

    What Power Would You Like - Vote!

    • The power to fly!
    • Super strength!
    • Invisibility.
    • The power to have good friends and a happy life.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    hugebear
    hugebear posted in Say Anything:
    Happy birthday :D  [s:p/1f9s]
    reply 1 minute
    hugebear
    hugebear posted in Say Anything:
    Excuse me, but living forever would suck. All your family members and friends would die and you'd be suffering in your own pool of eternity. Might as well be ugly, as Huge said, we're all beautiful in our own way! What Tony said and I said lives longer [not forever cos of this ^^]
    reply 5 minutes
    hugebear
    hugebear posted in General:
    Val
    reply 7 minutes
    -Damaged
    -Damaged posted in Say Anything:
    Excuse me, but living forever would suck. All your family members and friends would die and you'd be suffering in your own pool of eternity. Might as well be ugly, as Huge said, we're all beautiful in our own way!
    reply 7 minutes
    sugarpetals
    sugarpetals posted in General:
    Udine
    reply 10 minutes

    play online games