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Seventh Son and Red Prophet

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From Orson Scott Card, the New York Times author of Ender's Game, comes an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl w ...more
ebook, 640 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Tor Fantasy
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Ruth
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly can't tell if this series is super racist, just kinda racist, or trying very hard not to be racist and failing. Like, there's a White Savior who is better at being a native American than the other native Americans, and the narrator calls the native Americans only by a variation of a rawther offensive term, but then there are some very well-rounded native American characters and as a people they're obviously supposed to be Super Connected to the Earth and Extremely Righteous (which... ...more
Ben Kreucher
It's books 1 and 2 of the Alvin Maker series and I'm glad of it. Seventh Son doesn't end so much as pauses, much like Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. It's just a break to say, "here's a warm-up". Red Prophet at least finishes most of the story from Seventh Son while expanding upon it and giving more worldbuilding and plot to keep you coming back and interested in book 3 without leaving you hanging and saying, "wait just a second, why pause there?"

Overall, I enjoyed the look at a different versi
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Mark Zodda
I enjoyed Seventh Son a little more than Red Prophet though that had more to do with the centrality of Alvin Maker in the first book. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

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
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