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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But the smith , he held the hot iron in the tongs , held it so smooth and exact
against the anvil that while his right arm swung ... It shaped the smith ' s body
differently , forced the arms to be much stronger by themselves , muscles rooted
to the ...
You yourself with your own arms pulled my brother Vigor ' s body from the river
on the night that I was born , or so my pa told me . ” The smith ' s face went distant
, as if he was remembering . “ Yes , he told you true , I was the one who pulled ...
I ' d rather face a man with raw fighting in him , and match him arm for arm , than
face a man who ' s full of lies . ... When he came back , both arms full , he found
the river rats still loitering in the shade , only they had somebody new to taunt ...
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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