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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of Alvin Maker Series Release Date:
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Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person’s heart. She can follow the paths of each person’s future, and know each person’s most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker’s birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin’s heart as well as his life. But Alvin’s destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy’s quest to set the world on the path to peace.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With delicacy and insight, incorporating folk tales and folk magic with mountain lore and other authentic details, Orson Scott Card has evoked a vision of America as it might have been.”

    Greensboro Tribune-Review

  • “Card’s antebellum settings, dialogue, and historical figures seem authentic and thoroughly researched, and, as always, he offers excellent differentiation of characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The fifth installment of Card’s popular Tales of Alvin Maker series exhibits the same homespun charm of its predecessors and belongs in most fantasy collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “Alvin and Peggy’s adventures are set against an intriguing backdrop of what America might have been…Card is a consummate storyteller able to create a believable world peopled with strong, solid characters.”


  • “One more absorbing entry in this brilliantly conceived and fetchingly rendered series.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this book more than any other in the series since Seventh Son. I enjoy the courtroom drama Mr. Card cooked up. I'm a little concerned that he insists on dragging as many famous people into his alternate history as possible. Also, the beginnings of reconciliation between Alvin and Calvin is very good to see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trent | 2/2/2014

    " The maps inside the front and back covers now make more sense as the story branches out widely to include new people, new places and new powers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ruth Hyland | 2/1/2014

    " i really enjoyed the alvin maker series. I may have to buy these for my library. i think reading them would be more enjoyable than listening although listening was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frank Taranto | 1/25/2014

    " We learn more about the rest of "America" "

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