|Gifts (2004) [Novel]|
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Series: Annals of the Western Shore
(From the publisher):
Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability—with a glance, a gesture, a word—to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.
Original title: Gifts
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds