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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of Alvin Maker Series Release Date:
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In the first tale of Alvin Maker, Seventh Son, Orson Scott Card introduced his readers to a very familiar—but just slightly different—pioneer America where magic works. Hex signs are powerful, good and evil presences roam the land, and many people have special talents. In this thrilling sequel, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans.

Young Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, has extraordinary talents for a white boy—he can cause stone to split smoothly under his hands, his knots never untie, he can knit bones, and he can call small animals to do his bidding. Stranger still his talents are imperceptible to the Indians, who usually hear the fire-setting of the sparks and the water-finding of the dowsers as an interruption in their music but who cannot hear Alvin at all.

Lolla-Wossiky is an Indian whose fate is closely linked with Alvin’s. He’s been an undignified drunk since he was eleven, when he watched white men murder his father. The black noise in his head since the death shot rang out has drowned out the green music he needs to live well, and his life is a constant search for the right balance of alcohol to still the black noise without silencing the green music—until he meets Alvin.

Soon Alvin must summon all his powers to prevent a tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill.”

    Washington Post Book World

  •  “Red Prophet is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors…are all complete and memorable characters.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Harsher, bleaker, and more mystical than Seventh Son, this novel superbly demonstrates Card’s solid historical research, keen understanding of religious experience, and most of all, his mastery of the art of storytelling.”

    Booklist

  •  “Set in an alternate world steeped in natural magic, this sequel to Seventh Son continues to demonstrate the author’s love for American folklore. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the 1989 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
  • A 1989 Mythopoeic Award Nominee
  • A 1989 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1988 Nebula Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vivian | 1/12/2010

    " I like the characters. Interesting story. Things keep moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorraine | 11/14/2009

    " While I really liked the novel this is based on and like graphic novels in general, there something about the execution of this that put me off. I found the special Ender related bonus story at the end far more engaging and gave my rating a third star just for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 8/5/2009

    " pretty good! I look forward to reading the actual BOOK, though, instead of just comics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Galen | 9/26/2008

    " friggin awesome story, need to read novel, the book is very imaginative and I love the way that magic is real and history is an unveiling of alternate existences. "

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