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The first chapter serves the purpose of introducing the setting and characters The beginning of the novel takes place on Gont and begins with the story of a young boy named Duny He lives with his aunt who is a witch and she teaches him his first lessons in magic He learns how to control the mist and call the animals thereby getting his nickname Sparrowhawk Duny expresses his power over the fog when the Kargad Empire attacked his village catching the eye of Ogion a wizard On the day of Sparrowhawks 13th birthday Ogion returns to Gont to teach Duny more magic and rename him GedWhile traveling with Ogion Ged becomes bored with his style of teaching because all he is learning is the power of herbs In attempt to impress a girl Ged goes into Ogions books to learn the things he was not yet taught Before he can find anything Ogion stops him Ged complains that he wants to learn more magic and Ogion offers to send him to Roke a school for wizards Sparrowhawk goes on a boat to Roke but gets caught in a storm He sees a light and leads the ship to the islandGed goes to the school for wizards and tries to get through the door but cannot pass until he says his name which is never done but he does and he is allowed in He finds the Archmage and reads the letter Ogion had sent with him Ged meets two fellow students Jasper and Vetch He becomes friends with Vetch but dislikes Jasper Sparrowhawk learns about Old Speech and the way to change things by knowing their real name to have power over it The three boys are sent to the Isolate Tower to learn names and Ged gets a new friend a rare animal an otak Ged learns his spells and illusions quicker than most of the students He is taken aside and taught
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