A Wizard of Earthsea
Book 1, The Earthsea Quartet - The First Book of Earthsea
Ursula K. LeGuin
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Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.
Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.
Read this in high school. Seeing this title evokes such happy memories. Since then I have read other books by author. All have been equally enjoyable