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Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
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Jan 24, 08

bookshelves: fantasy
Recommended for: Yes
Read in April, 2004

This is a classic fantasy novel written by a epic writer. Orson Scott Card has always been one of the stronger writers in sci-fi and fantasy.

This story introduces us to a world that is different than ours. A past that changed and was different than our history. The Indians have taken back their lands west of the Might Mississippi. The South is now called Camelot.

The basis is that magic is still part of the world but in a small portion. Those old wives tales about the Seventh Son of the Seventh Son. This wives tales is about the son becoming the maker. Alvin is that son. and this is the start of his tale.

What really makes this book worth reading in the verse that Card writes in, 18th century vernacular. Missus, Mams, forth rights and do gooders are part of the prose that makes this a strong read.

The story spans 7 books so be ready to dive deep into a novel that questions morality and history.
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