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
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
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
Read my full and more in depth review at my blog, V for Vilde.
It is a good novel, but its complicated concept shows when the author is spending too much time on explaining things on the cost of the plot and character development.
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
When writing this book, Card had the intention to show us of...more
I remember telling him that science fiction is the one genre that makes God more plausible than any other. At least, it makes my view of God...more
I will say that if I had been reading this rather than listening to it, I may not have enjoyed it as much. Much of my enjoyment came from some of the discussions my husband and I had because of it. I think if I had been...more
(Previous review - If I could, this would get a 3.5, it's not quite up with the 4 star books, but it's much better than a lot of others that I've rated as a 3.)
After reading some other reviews I had to add this note. Someone mentioned...more
I really liked the way this story is broken into two parts with a quick glimpse of the back story at the beginning of each chapter. I did enjoy the overall story and wanted to see how it came out, but the book get tedious in places. We are given the thought processes of everyone, reasoning out everything, at each new tiny step. In fact I think half the novel is someone thinking about the possible motivation of other...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
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
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