16. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Bryan, Science Fiction, Teen Books

Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card, 241 pages, read by Bryan, on 06/02/2014

hw7.plTaking place in an alternative history America, this book introduces the Alvin Maker series.  Alvin is born the seventh son of a seventh son, giving him certain magical abilities.  The seventh son uses his abilities to help people, however, there are elements that disapprove of his actions.  However, Alvin’s true enemy is slowly closing in and uses his human allies in his scheme to kill Alvin.

The book was fast paced and interesting.  I would be interested in a prequel that explains the alternative history and political landscape of the United States.  Some of these conversations were intriguing, but not fully played out.

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