Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

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From the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture!

A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

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 November 23, 2010 by Simon Pulse. 674 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Rigg has spent all his 13 years trapping in the wild, aided by his peculiar ability to trace the past of any living being, until his enigmatic father's death thrusts Rigg into a wider world to search for his previously unknown sister.

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Teen Reads

Together Rigg and Umbo can travel to the past along specific paths that Rigg locates.

Nov 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Pathfinder

Gather Books

Book Review This young adult book can be confusing at times when it talks about time travel, the characters are traveling back and forth and having many conversations about the effects of everything they are doing.

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Deseret News

"Pathfinder" takes readers back to the flavor and joy found in Card's first successful novel, "Ender's Game."

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Geek Speak

(Hence all the scatological humor, no doubt.) I have the disheartening feeling that were I to wish to really understand the timeline disruptions perpetrated in this book, then I’d have to read it at least a couple more times, just to get it all straight.

Nov 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Pathfinder


Orson Scott Card has a ton of books, and I have only read Ender’s Game (albeit a few times!).

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Troll in the Corner

The 336-page Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide includes: Six new base classes: the monster-hunting inquisitor, the explosive alchemist, the noble cavalier, the prophecy-haunted oracle, the monster-crafting summoner, and the hex-weaving witch More than a hundred innovative new feats and comb...

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Troll in the Corner

There are some monsters that are familiar from D&D 3.5 that are part of the OGL and weren’t included in the first Bestiary (Blink Dogs, anyone), a whole spate of monsters updated from the Necromancer Games Tome of Horrors and a good batch that are either unique to Pathfinder or variations on mons...

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Troll in the Corner

The Beginner Box, obviously, comes in a box.

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