Hatrack River Author:Orson Scott Card Hatrack River - The Tales of Alvin Maker: Part One (contains Seventh Son - 1987, Red Prophet - 1988, and Prentice Alvin - 1989) — -- His name was Alvin Miller, and he was the seventh son of a seventh son--a powerful magical thing to be anywhere in the Americas, but especially in the frontier territories. Alvin had the potential to become the firs... more »t true Maker in a thousand years, a Maker to whom all things in Nature would yield their secrets, transforming into whatever he could show them how to become. But first he had a lot to learn about his "knack", and using it wisely.
It was young Peggy Guester who became the boy's first teacher. A "torch", naturally sensitive to the heartfire in other people,she had been the one to sense the Miller family's dire struggle to cross the Hatrack River one dark, rainy night.... the night Alvin was born. Her kin had barely been able to save Mrs. Miller from drowning. Later, after helping her mother deliver the baby boy, Peggy had read his many futures--all of which would end in watery death, unless she watched over him. And so it was that from his earliest days, Alvin learned the power of the basic elements...that earth, air and fire were his friends, but not water.
No, water was the tool of Alvin's enemy, the Unmaker, the Destroyer of all that people or nature could create.
This collection contains three novels: 'Seventh Son', 'Red Prophet', and 'Prentice Alvin'.
note: this book is virtually identical to the one released by SFBC:
But there is only the number "14667" on the back of the dust cover, no ISBN anywhere (a boak club edition, most likely)« less