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Seventh Son (Alvin Maker Series #1)

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Spectacular!

    Card is a genius when it comes to character development. This is book #1 in the Alvin Maker series, and in my opinion the best of the six. Every character is rich and lively and even the antagonists are multidimensional, predictable but fascinating. Card's settings are as important as his characters, and in some cases they are characters. This is a total work of fiction, yet the way Card plays with history is fun and unique. I am a huge CARD fan and he never disappoints me. I truly loved this story and the characters. I have read this book twice in the last six months. First time for enjoyment, and the second as a study in character development. This purchase was a Christmas gift for my Mother. I wanted to share my love of CARD with her and this is the best book, in my opinion to start. If she likes this one, there are 5 more in the series! I have enjoyed the main characters in this story so much. The local County library hunted down copies from all over the county for me to read. Then I purchased them for myself and others. Full of mystery and loaded with magic!

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Card is a wonderful storyteller. Great read.

    Orson Scott Card never ceases to amaze. Besides writing engaging science fiction like Ender's Game, his fantasy fiction has twists and turns that is always worth the read. The Seventh Son never had a dull moment, and while the beginning may seem written for a child, it is only the first chapter because it is written in the perspective of a child that later grows up. So, do not let this discourage you. Card writes a story from the beginning to the end, making it into an exciting series for teens and adults. Definately worth the read!

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    Everyone read this. . . now!

    Why are you reading this review and not the book? Seriously. I will never look at US history the same way. Seventh Son infuses a magic into our history that I wish existed, and Card knows how to write compelling characters, and not just the main cast. If you've read Ender's Game, you know what I'm ralking about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    Seventh Son, by: Orson Scott Card

    Card expands the imagination of all readers into a paralell United States, one without revolution, a land were American is merely a title for those living on this continent and not a nationality. It is in just such a setting that a boy is born the seventh son of a Seventh Son. 'The Maker is born', reads a passage written by a small girl at his birth. This boy, Alvin son of Alvin, saved by brother and blessed forever. Card follows this boy from the age of 7 until 10 in explicite detail. Miracles are wrought at the hand of this boy, he is met with his share of heartache, never the less the boy blesses the lives of many. A highly superstitious book, Seventh Son, is one book I would recemend to anyone preparing for the start of an adventure. Many paths are open to young Alvin he has many adventures to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Orson Scott Card knows his fantasy!

    This is an amazingly well thought out and written book. Orson definitely had high acheivements but had some downfalls, too. But everyone does sometime or another. He is a fabulous writer and I plan on finishing the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    this is a wonderfull book . I couldn't put it down, Need to ke

    this is a wonderfull book . I couldn't put it down, Need to keep in mind that it is written in the verbage of the time which makes it all the more enjoyable and I was totally able to go back to that time in my mind. Great book

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Loved this book

    Enter an alternate US history and discover magic and peril.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2006

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!

    Orson Scott Card writes yet another master piece. An America that could have been. The characters are simply amazing. There is always at least one character you can always relate to in all of his works. I recommend everyone should read this series, whether you like fantasy or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2003

    A Great Read!!!!!

    This combined my two favorite things,fantasy and history. I have read all of the books in the Alvin Maker Series and love them all. I cant wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2002

    Simply Brillant

    Orson Scott Card has written one of the best books i have ever and probably will ever have the pleasure of reading. Thank you Orson Scott Card!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2002

    Inticing, breathtaking, Perfect....Pick one.

    This book was pure magic. I have never found a book that I could read cover to cover, then the next day do it again. This is not only a fantasy novel but also an alternate history of the United States. I have become quite fond of the characters that make this book my personal top ten favorites.

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