Results of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in the year 1972.
Originally a trilogy comprised of The Knight of the Swords, The Queen of the Swords, and The King of the Swords. They are now collectively referred to as “The Corum Trilogy”, “The Coming of Chaos”, or “The Swords Trilogy”. The trilogy was nominated for a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in 1972.
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his side of the story.
A twenty-year-old English girl finds herself drawn into another dimension while trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of her godfather.
When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away—home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young wizard, Ged, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. But Ged also brings with him the light of magic, and together, he and Tenar escape from the darkness that has become her domain.