Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card
The Tales of Alvin Maker IV

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Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century.

Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone.

But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

 

About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published September 15, 1996 by Tor Fantasy. 417 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Slowly a conspiracy with wide political implications is revealed, but helping Alvin will be brilliant English lawyer Verily Cooper (he has the knack of fitting things together, and fled England where "witchery" earns a death sentence) and "torch" Peggy Lamer (she can see possible futures, and her...

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If not the best in the series, Card's latest Alvin Maker novel (after 1998's Heartfire: Tales of Alvin Maker V ) still enchants.

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The legal thriller wave laps at the shores of fantasy fiction in this fourth novel (after Prentice Alvin) in Card's popular series about natural-born mage Alvin Smith, who's the seventh son of a seventh son, and the magical early America in which he lives.

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(Nov 28, 2004) This book begins as one book, almost an adventure story in the classical science fiction vein and segues into one of the most compelling, metaphysically profound stories of the unfolding of human history and culture ever written.

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Alvin Miller is finally a journeyman blacksmith and a Maker.

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