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Book Review of Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Bk 1)

Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 1

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.