This is not typical LeGuin, and it is barely Earthsea. If you enjoyed the mystery, the deep magic, and rich atmosphere of Earthsea, then avoid this. This story follows the extremely boring, unmagical life that Goha lives. Throw in a burned, raped little girl, and Ged without any magical powers (or much else to offer) and you have 288 pages of pure boredom. You get to follow Goha as she mends clothing, cares for goats and chickens, cleans, and ponders a woman's role in a male dominated world.
There are exciting adventures and mysteries going on all around Goha and Earthsea, yet frustratingly LeGuin chooses not to follow any of these. The finale adds to the insult as LeGuin wraps up this directionless story within the last two pages. It will leave you wondering what the heck you just read, and why in the world LeGuin chose to explore this mundane magicless tale in Earthsea.
Boring, boring, boring.