Century, 1989 - Всего страниц: 342
Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, else his destiny will be unfulfilled.
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Alvin first saw the Unmaker in his nightmares as a child , a vast nothingness that
rolled invisibly toward him , trying to crush him , to get inside him , to grind him
into pieces . It was old Taleswapper who first helped Alvin give his empty enemy
Alvin cried out in fear , and opened his already - open eyes , and saw : The
quivering air of the Unmaker , pressing down on him , poking itself into his
nostrils , between his fingers , into his ears . He couldn ' t feel it , no sir , except
that he knew ...
He knew he should , but he could see the Unmaker not far off , and he was
afeared to sleep again , that was the truth . “ Thank you kindly , Ma ' am , but
anyhow , I ' d like to be off by myself a few minutes . " " Suit yourself , ” she said ,
and went ...
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PRENTICE ALVIN: Vol. III of The Tales of Alvin MakПользовательский отзыв - Kirkus
Third volume of Card's Tales of Alvin Maker (most recently Red Prophet, 1988), set in an alternate America where magic works (people have "knacks") and a fledgling US peacefully coexists with various ... Читать весь отзыв
Prentice AlvinПользовательский отзыв - Not Available - Book Verdict
A country schoolteacher and the child of a runaway slave find their destinies entwined with that of Alvin Miller, whose talent for "making'' has marked him for destruction by the evil force known as ... Читать весь отзыв