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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It was the kind of sickness that turns to pain , the sickness that turns to violence ;
Hank felt himself yearning to snatch the spade out of the boy ' s hands and smack
him across the head with the sharp side of the blade . Till finally it dawned on ...
It wasn ' t much of a kick , but then , it wasn ' t much of an ear , either , and the
man ended up sitting in the dirt , holding his head . “ Gee - yap ! ” shouted Alvin .
The horse obediently lunged forward — and the wagon moved about an inch .
That single cry was the last sound he made ; in his rage , Alvin caught the man ' s
head in such a grip that it took only one sharp jab of his other hand against the
man ' s jaw to snap his neckbone clean in half . The man was already dead , but ...
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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