The Tombs of Atuan

fantasy novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, published December 1970 in a magazine, Worlds of Fantasy 1.3

The Tombs of Atuan is the second of a series of books that are written by Ursula K. Le Guin. The book was first published in 1971 and follows on from A Wizard of Earthsea and is continued in The Farthest Shore. The Tombs of Atuan was a Newbery Honor book in 1972.

The Tombs of Atuan
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
Cover artistGail Garraty[1]
CountryUnited States
GenreFantasy, Bildungsroman
PublisherAtheneum Books[2]
Publication date
Media typeHardcover[3]
Pages163 (first edition)[1]
Preceded byA Wizard of Earthsea 
Followed byThe Farthest Shore 


  1. 1.0 1.1 Le Guin, Ursula K. (1971). The Tombs of Atuan. Atheneum. ISBN 9780689206801.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Esmonde, Margaret P. (1981). "The Good Witch of the West". Children's Literature. 9: 185–190. doi:10.1353/chl.0.0112 – via Project MUSE.
  3. Liptak, Andrew. "The Left and Right Hands of Ursula K. Le Guin". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved June 22, 2017.