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Seventh Son

Book 1, Alvin Maker - The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume I

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Description

American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"

From the author of Ender's Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

Includes an excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new novel, THE LOST GATE!

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 26, 1987 – 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.''

Customer Reviews

A fun read

Interesting story of a seventh son of a seventh son where America is the same but different. It pulls you in and makes you Imagine a world where hexes are common and faith is important. A good read.

Awesome

This book is great. I read them all and they get better as they go. The new pathfinder book is great as well by orson Scott card

Fun history!

Though this book is fiction, you find you can believe it's real. Great book and series, read them all; they're totally worth it!

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Sep 15, 2003
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Alvin Maker
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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