Pathfinder (Pathfinder #1)
Only his father knew that Rigg possessed the power to see deep down the paths of people's pasts. But it was only after his father died that Rigg discovers that he has another special gift: the power to change the past. Unfortunately, with that knowledge, all certainty and safety began to melt away. Think of it as a coming-of-age novel at triple speed.
Yeah, this isn't that book. I'm trying, but I just can't do it. It's too dull. The characters are not interesting. They are flat, 2 dimentional. All they do is banter. OSC goes on about bodily fu...more
This book had some really good parts. The very beginning was set up pretty well, and did make me want to read on. The beginnings of the chapter were also very good. They were like a bit of a sub-story that I found entertaining to read, mainly because it was very different from the main story line.
There were really two big things that I didn't like about this book. One was the characters. I didn't like any of them. I thought that they were all fairly dumb and made irra...more
Una vuelta de tuerca más al tema de los viajes en el tiempo. Pero en este caso el autor embarca a los personajes en diálogos interminables acerca de las posibles p...more
There is no way Rigg behaves like such a young child,he should at least have 17 or even more years by the way he thinks and talks...
And all those ramblings about time travels doesn't help either to make the story more likable...
Must say i am disappointed,was expecting something els...more
The problem: The character is completely unbelievable board...more
Two stories proceed as one. Two ships leave Earth at the same time to found a colony on a far-off world. One ship will travel traditionally, with 35 generations passing before their reach their destination. Another ship will take a theoretical leap through time and space and, perhaps, reach the world faster. Some things go wrong, however. As the beginning of each cha...more
Now, imagine a who...more
I don't need gigantic explanations about how the banking system works. I don't need to be told time and time again the rules of the special powers. And I especially don't want to sit through these lengthy, logical reasons for each of the characters' actions every time they do something.
Orson Scott Card has this obsession with creating characters who can navigate through...more
A man stands alone in a forest staring intently at the world around him. He looks up, noting the beautiful array of white clouds through the tall green leaved trees. To his right, he sees a small gray squirrel running through the length of the forest over the soft, yet packed, dirt mixed with pebbles and rocks. Inching its way perpendicularly towards the squirrel is a snail, backed with a large brown shell. Yet, the man does not capture the full picture of t...more
I've read a lot of Orson Scott Card as it turns out: The whole "original" Ender/Shadow saga (8 books), the first of his Mithermages book "The Lost Gate", Wyrms (a standalone fantasy novel), and Enchantment (another standalone fantasy novel). I've never thought of myself as a huge fan of OSC's works, but when I look at my reading history, it turns out I am. So keep that in mind when you read this revi...more
This quote will give you a taste...more
Pathfinder is a novel by renowned author Orson Scott Card, who wrote books such as Ender’s Shadow series and Speaker for the Dead. He’s basically a master of science fiction novels, and the same skill shines through in Pa...more
First 200 pages - interesting; a contained setting that slowly expanded and exploded so yo...more
What if you could see the paths of animals and humans, past and present? In Pathfinder Rigg, a 13 year old boy can. Orson Scott Card really out did himself again in this great book. It was very interesting and so fast paced. It’s a page turner (and there are a lot of pages.) Don’t let the page count of 657 alarm you because it is worth it.
Rigg can see paths of animals and humans from all time periods. He uses this with Father to find animals and turn their fur to pelts. One day Father is pierc...more
Mr. Card is capable of writing an excellent book. I'm waiting for him to go on with one series and picked this one up as I waited. As has happened...more
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series Th...more