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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At that moment hope did spark up in her heart , for surely , just this once , she
could use a bit of the last scrap of Alvin ' s caul to save this girl , to restore her .
Peggy leapt up and ran clumsily to the stairs , her legs so numb from sitting on
Never even hope enough that she could see a single pathway where it worked .
So she wouldn ' t do like so many did , she wouldn ' t endlessly blame herself
when after all she ' d done her best at a task that had little hope in it from the start
Yet she saw just the faintest glimmer of hope for her baby , and once she saw it ,
she didn ' t hold back , no sir , that glimmer was worth paying her life for . And
now look at me , thought Peggy . Here I look down the paths of Alvin ' s life and
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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
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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