Author: Orson Scott Card (Website, Twitter)
Series: Tales of Alvin Maker #2
Genre: Alternate History, Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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In this sequel to Seventh son, Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, learns about the land and its chosen people in an America that might have been. Summary from Back Cover
Alvin grows up a lot in this book, even though he’s only eleven by the time the story ends. He learns to use his “knacks” to the greatest potential he can at this age. Although, I’m sure we’ll see much more of his abilities in the sequels and he’ll keep surpassing his expectations of what he can do.
The first part of the book takes place during the same time frame as the Seventh Son. However, most of it deals with characters that didn’t interact with Alvin or his family in the Seventh Son until the middle to end of the book. One scene is the exact same, but from another character’s point of view, which I really enjoyed because it added more depth to the story.
It’s a great sequel and it’s just as intriguing as the Seventh Son. I enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend this series and I can’t wait until I finish the other four books.