When you read that name, you most likely think of ENDER'S GAME
and the subsequent novels in the series.
You know me:
I write alternate historical fantasy with a slight poetic flair ...
So it is no surprise that I am quite delighted to have discovered the ALVIN MAKER series
through the stellar audiobook productions of them.
It is 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 with second sight can protect him.
“A tribute to the art of storytelling. . . highly recommended.”
“Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion
and manifest love of children is admirably suited: an appealing and intriguing effort.”
“A beguiling book. . . robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative.
The series promises to be a story of deep delight.”
Do yourself a favor and try this series. You won't be disappointed.