Book Reviews of Prentice Alvin (Alvin Maker, Bk 3)

Prentice Alvin (Alvin Maker, Bk 3)
Prentice Alvin - Alvin Maker, Bk 3
Author: Orson Scott Card
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780812502121
ISBN-10: 0812502124
Publication Date: 12/15/1989
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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Card's alternate America is fascinatingly magical and magically fascinating, and Alvin, one of the most intriguing heroes I've ever read, is a large part of that.
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From Library Journal
A country schoolteacher and the child of a runaway slave find their destinies entwined with that of Alvin Miller, whose talent for "making" has marked him for destruction by the evil force known as the Unmaker. Card's epic tale of a magical, alternate America demonstrates his skill in graceful storytelling. Recommended, along with Seventh Son and Red Prophet , for most fantasy collections.
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From Library Journal
A country schoolteacher and the child of a runaway slave find their destinies entwined with that of Alvin Miller, whose talent for "making" has marked him for destruction by the evil force known as the Unmaker. Card's epic tale of a magical, alternate America demonstrates his skill in graceful storytelling. Recommended, along with Seventh Son and Red Prophet , for most fantasy collections.-- JC

The story continues.., August 7, 2004
Reviewer: B. Everett "branicxerosea" (Pacific Northwest)

After the interruption and Alvin's kidnapping in the Red Prophet, this book picks up with Alvin learning his trade and turning into the man he is destined to be. We follow Alvin as he grows up and befriends the people of Hatrock.

Again he battles the Unmaker and fights to build the world that he saw in with the Red Prophet. Peggy continues to watch Alvin from a far and she herself grows into the woman that Alvin will turn to in and love.

This book starts the story of Alvin the Maker. This is where the boy turns into the man he will be and brushes the soot from his face to see the future he will be creating.
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The tale of Alvin Maker who you read only one fantasty book this year, let it be this one.
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This is the third book of the trilogy of the Tales of Alvin Maker. It is a good historical fantasy book.
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Another episode in the delightful tale of Alvin Maker!
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Folklore-rich adventure story of 'Prentice Alvin, a Maker, and his battles with the Unmaker. This is book #3 of Orson Scot Card's series.
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I liked this whole series. Good fast read.
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Fun! Make sure you've read Seventh Son and Red Prophet first.
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One of the best and most touching novels in the Prentice Alvin series by Orson Scott Card, combining 19th century American history lore with the hero's spiritual and magical quest.
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Card is an extremely good writer, and his books are always a pleasure to read, but at times I did feel that the stories here occasionally suffered for being too allegorical, and too much about Card's ideas of morality.

With the 3rd book in this series, 'Prentice Alvin' the focus shifts to an anti-slavery topic. (The second dealt more with the treatment of Native Americans by colonists). Here, we meet Arthur Stuart, an orphaned black slave whose mother dies magically getting him to freedom. Slave hunters come seeking the boy, and Alvin must use his 'knack' to help him escape. Also, a new school teacher arrives in town, disguised, because she is the future-seeing 'torch' who saved Alvin's life when he was born, and is afraid of the destinies she sees for herself with him...
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I really enjoy all of the Alvin Maker books.
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great series!!