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 when he looked , he saw that it wasn ' t anyone he knew . Still , he knew at
once what the man was . From the strength in his arms , his sun - browned face ,
and his open shirt — no jacket at all — he knew the man was no gentleman .
She knew these folks too well . She knew what they all were scared of , what they
all wanted , what they all had done that they ' d kill her or theirself if they once got
a notion that she knew . Even the ones who never done a bad thing , they ' d ...
Of course he knew why it was such a magical shape , being twice three ; and he
knew how you could lay hexes down on a table and they ' d fit snug together , as
perfect as squares , only stronger , woven not with warp and weft , but with warp ...
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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