A collection of five magical tales of Earthsea, the fantastical realm created by a master storyteller that has held readers enthralled for more than three decades. "e;The Finder"e;, a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, when he Archipelago was dark and troubled, reveals how the famous school on Roke was started. In "e;The Bones of the Earth"e; the wizards who first taught Ged demonstrate how humility, if great enough, can rein in an earthquake. Sometimes wizards an pursue alternative careers - and "e;Darkrose and Diamond"e; is also a delightful story of young courtship. Return to the time when Ged was Archmage of Earthsea in "e;On the High Marsh"e;, a story about the love of power and the power of love. And "e;Dragonfly"e;, showing how a determined woman can break the glass ceiling of male magedom, provides a bridge - a dragon bridge - between Tehanu and The Other Wind.