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Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
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Feb 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, young-adult, alternate-history

Fans of the ender Series will find this one enjoyable. Books like Paradise Lost and any book by [Author: Vonnegut] inspire me to write. When I read an [Author: Orson Scott Card] novel I begin to doubt my ability to ever write anything worth reading. If you are an aspiring author that, like me, is insecure and easily intimidated by great writing and story telling stay away from Orson Scott Card novels. If on the other hand you are a very secure author who likes to read and learn from the best (you have my admiration) you can't go wrong with Card. This is the second in the series about Alvin Maker, a gifted young boy learning about the world and the forces that shape it. This book is the American tale in the period where settlers in the new world were battling Native Americans for land and dominance. It's a fun story with magic, hexes, cruxes, good and evil. Go ahead, give it a read (unless you're an insecure author like me).

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Reading Progress

February 2, 2011 – Started Reading
February 2, 2011 – Shelved
February 2, 2011 –
page 89
28.62% "It's fun to run into famous American hero's in a fiction novel."
February 2, 2011 –
page 112
36.01% "Andrew Jackson Section is too funny!"
February 10, 2011 –
page 300
96.46% "Nicely done"
February 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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