I love the earthsea books and recently started reading kingdoms and the elves. It was interesting how Ursula and Robert are both northwest us writers. I think they must be neighbors or something! Anywya the earthsea minseries is on scifi Monday and Tuesday. It combines the first two books. It is the story of Ged who becomes a wizard. He's like Vilmos but doesn't have nightmares. He starts out naive like Vilmos too! Kristen Kreuk from here in Vancouver BC is in it too! She plays Lanna Lang in Smallville.