Ruins by Orson Scott Card
(Pathfinder)

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

A complex fate. A deadly path. Book two in the New York Times bestselling series Publishers Weekly calls “an epic in the best sense.”

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh—a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive—but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

The adventure, suspense, and time travel continue in this second installment in the critically acclaimed New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling Pathfinder series.
 

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 October 30, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 545 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Switching viewpoints each chapter among the three young protagonists should provide some variety, except that their voices are mostly indistinguishable: Supernaturally self-aware and infinitely introspective, they brood over their flaws and failures, ruminate upon the nature of truth and trust, a...

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Continuing the epic science fiction series that began with 2010’s Pathfinder, this overstuffed but fascinating second installment sees trapper-turned-royal-exile Rigg and his companions exploring mor

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Teen Reads

When the starship carrying the earth settlers and the pilot, Ram Odin, launched towards the planet of Garden to create a new colony, no one could have expected they would be transported back in time over 11,000 years and copied 18 times.

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Deseret News

“Ruins” by Orson Scott Card is the second book in the “Pathfinders” series.

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St. Louis Today

It shows a lot of disrepect.' Dear Abby • A great man once said, “A life without love is no life at all.” So many people find love in so many ways, either through arranged … Dear Miss Manners • A good friend is getting divorced.

Feb 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Ruins (Pathfinder)

Geek Speak Magazine

In preemptive self-defense.” As I have now taken over the duties of reviewing this book series from our own Rachel Hyland (who is still trying to map out all of the time-traveling from the first book, Pathfinder;

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Birmingham Public Library

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