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Thursday, July 24, 2014

SEVENTH SON BY ORSON SCOTT CARD (TALES OF ALVIN MAKER- BOOK ONE)

Seventh Son
Tales Of Alvin Maker -Book One-
By Orson Scott Card
241 pages
1987
Published By Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.
ISBN: 0-312-93019-4
The first five chapters of this book first appeared as the story “Hatrack River,” in Isaac Asimov’sScience Fiction Magazine (1986) Edited by Gardner Dozois, Copyright 1986
Seventh Son won Locus award and was nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards in 1988.
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.
Favorite Quote: “ Think in the Morning, Act in the Noon, Eat in the evening, Sleep in the Night”
Favorite Characters: Taleswapper – Name says it all.
                                  Alvin Miller Jr. – Main Character
                                  Measure Miller- Big Brother To Alvin
Final Thoughts: Every once in a while a book or Author come to mind that I have to read. Like a Dog with a Bone I will not give up until I have said book in hand. This is where I am thankful for libraries.
So Let Me be honest with you. This is not my first time reading anything by Mr. Card. So I knew from the start I have to put on my thinking cap. By the sixth chapter I had to figure I am a complete idiot.
I might let the movie trailer I had seen once or twice warps what I was going to read.
For those who have seen the trailer and not read the book. The Book alone does not even come close to what I saw. Just maybe I might have to read every book in the Alvin Maker Series to understand what the hell was going on in that trailer. In which I do not mind at all. Plus I plan on doing that soon.
By the very last word I was in awe how Mr. Card was able to grasp the beauty and ugliness on how people see the world. Then put such a wonderful spin to it all.
I Love to give you a play by play on each passage in the book. Alas I can’t do that. It would be such a spoiler, and would warp the book for you.
If you can make heads or tails of my Ramblings above, I hope you come away with the Conclusion to pick this book up for yourself.
By the very last word I was in awe how Mr. Card was able to grasp the beauty and ugliness on how people see the world. Then put such a wonderful spin to it all.
I Love to give you a play by play on each passage in the book. Alas I can’t do that. It would be such a spoiler, and would warp the book for you.