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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There was an African slavewoman in their household , as there are such women
in mine . Why shouldn ' t I do as Abraham did , and ... Besides , how could a child
of a Black woman ever be an heir to him ? A mix - up boy could no more take ...
No way could she be a real woman . " “ I can tell a real woman when I see one ,
anyway . The minute they lay eyes on me , real women just naturally start
spreading their legs and raising their skirts . ” “ Maybe if you helped her out a little
, you ...
All the things a woman ought to hope she never was , this teacher lady chose to
be . Maybe she was a fugitive in disguise . But she was definitely a woman
underneath the hexes , and Alvin never heard of a woman outlaw , so it couldn ' t
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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