From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - ...
From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ...More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at ...
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book was in condition as listed an a great read ,I could not put it down , have read the whole ALVIN SERES by Card
Jun 16, 2009
easy read fantasy
I loved this book because it wasn't just typical fantasy or historical fiction. It's both and more. In this book you find a family finding a home a nation of natives seeking solitude and peace and in the middle of all that is a boy who will shape the future of the world. the world is ours but with magic and folklore come alive. If you want a fun, imaginitive read to get you through a rainy day this is the book.
Jul 18, 2008
A whole new tale
Card made his mark with the Ender series which was focused almost wholly on the science fiction crowd. This book takes a new twist and focuses almost entirely on the fantasy realm. I loved this book because it is a simple read and keeps the reader engaged. It combines magic, alternate history, fantasy and a childlike innocence into a story that shows us that at the heart of things we all believe in the very best of people. Highly recommended.
Nov 26, 2007
Orson Scott Card is a truly gifted writer. I didn't like his most famous novel "Ender's Game" all that much, so it was while before I read this book. But when I did pick "Seventh Son" up, I could not put it down. Card's world is rich, his characters rounded, and his writing incredible. If you like fantasy or alternate history, you will love "Seventh Son."
Publishers Weekly, 1987-06-05 From the award-winning Ender's Game on, each of Card's last three novels has featured a secular saint, less a character than a catalyst to galvanize those around him into reexamining the thorny moral tangles in which they live. This first volume of the Tales of Alvin Maker introduces young Alvin Miller Jr., the seventh son of a seventh son, who lives on the frontier of an alternate early 19th century America, where folk magic such as faith healing and second sight really works. While Alvin embarks on his mythic struggle against the Unmaker of all things, he is watched over by a flesh and blood guardian angel; he is pursued by the rigid, zealous Reverend Thrower; and he is guided by the wandering Taleswapper, William Blake. This beguiling book recalls Robert Penn Warren in its robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be (in Warren's phrase) a ``story of deep delight.'' (July 31)
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