Heartfire by Orson Scott Card
The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume V

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Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person’s heart. She can follow the paths of each person’s future, and know each person’s most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker’s birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him.

Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin’s heart as well as his life.

But Alvin’s destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft, and their use is punished with death.

Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy’s quest to set the world on the path to peace.

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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 April 1, 2010 by Tor Books. 353 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, History. Fiction

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... 'HeartFire' by Orson Scott Card. Tor Books, $24.95. Review by Bob Winstead.
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