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Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
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Jun 07, 10

bookshelves: audio, fantasy, historical-novel
Read in June, 2010

Intense and compelling fantasy of late colonial American history that is just a little different from the reality, especially because magic is alive in the land. Great characters include: Alvin Maker, Sr., a skeptic who does believe in the power of his son Alvin, Jr., the seventh son of a seventh son; Bill the itinerant Taleswapper, a man of insight who helps Alvin and his family; and Rev. Thrower who is seduced by the devil. This is the first in a series and ends when Alvin is ten years old and has survived a terrible accident.
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