Prentice Alvin: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Book Three
Tom Doherty Associates, 30 нояб. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 352
The Tales of Alvin Maker series from bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues in volume three, Prentice Alvin. 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.
The Tales of Alvin Maker series
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said Mama. “That Black family that lives down in that boggy land—you remember
two years back when some slaveowner tried to prove he used to own them?
What's their name, Peggy?” Peggy knew them far better than any other White
said Peggy. “Everybody's going to think somebody else has been plowing with
Mr. Berry's heifer.” Mama looked so surprised Peggy almost laughed out loud. “I
didn't think Blacks cared about such things,” she said. Peggy shook her head.
Mama hadn't felt such a powerful grim determination in all the years Peggy'd
been looking into her heart. It was one of those times when somebody's whole
future changed right before her eyes. All the old paths had been pretty much the
But to explain that to Mama would mean telling her how Papa did so many things
because he felt so bad about his ancient sins, and there'd never be a time in
Mama's life when she was ready to hear that tale. So Peggy just looked at Mama
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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
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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
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