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Seventh Son (Alvin Maker, Bk 1)
Seventh Son - Alvin Maker, Bk 1
Author: Orson Scott Card
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...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780812533057
ISBN-10: 0812533054
Publication Date: 6/15/1993
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 182 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Seventh Son (Alvin Maker, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
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It was an imaginative alternative history of the early states. I liked the integration of magic, the alternate place names, and the concepts presented.
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Very interesting book. Grips you but leaves you wishing the moralizing had been toned down a bit
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I loved "Ender's Game", and I thought I would try another book by Orson Scott Card. "Seventh Son," which is the first in a series, is good, but not as good as "Ender's Game." Card creates an alternate frontier history for America, where folk magic is part of everyday life. The main character is the seventh son of a seventh son, which automatically gives him special magical powers. It is interesting to watch magic intertwined with the frontier we all think of as down-to-earth and conventionally religious.
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Generally a good series by Orson Scott Card. Enough of the writing that makes him unique to pull you through the series. Start with "Ender's Game" if you have never read Orson Scott Card.
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The first book in the Alvin Maker series. A young child of extreme potential is born. But who will claim him, the forces of evil or good? And which does his father really belong to? Great read.
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It turned out to be a good book. But the beginning was very slow because the author had to explain the history and set up the story. Can't wait to read the next book and see the movie next year.

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