The first thirty pages of The Tombs of Atuan bear little resemblance to A Wizard of Earthsea. Yet it is without a doubt a sequel, as many connections to the first book are made toward the end.
Riyria Revelations follows two thieves, Hadrian Blackwater and Royce Melborn, who together make up the duo that is Riyria. While their trade a bit shady by nature, the two end up as heroes for many of their clients.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea is a classic fantasy tale that feels surprisingly fresh. It tells a large story without being epic or sprawling. It is short, simple, and brilliant.