Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.
Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent... or forfeit control of his destiny.
©2010 Orson Scott Card (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The implications of the boys' power to manipulate the past unfold cleverly…, feeding into the Machiavellian political intrigue for a pulse-pounding climax….Card's many fans will be thrilled by this return to his literary roots.” (Kirkus)
As for the readers, I believe that any of them could have carried the story on their own, but I hate it when they switch the reader mid-book. It changes the feel of the characters, which is sometimes disconcerting; even the differences in pronunciation of names gets annoying.
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A good story...similar to but not nearly as good as The Lost Gate........or try the Lost Boys- a very different OSC...a beautifully written tale of a family's love, loss and faith. Why are there no films of his books?
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait for the next ones to come out. It is an interesting sci-fi/fantasy book, which has an interesting take on time travel. It was such an exciting listen, I couldn't put it down.
I am looking forward to the next rendition of this novel as I think the story line is traveling in an interesting direction.
It is a good yarn so far full of intrigue, politics and drama.
unfortunately I was unable to listen in one sitting but the more i listened the more I wanted.
Look forward to the next edition.
I was grabbed by the story from the begining and couldn't stop listeing. To say that OSC gives new dimension to writing may be cliche but the maze of time jumping gave a very new and original feel. I loved this audio book and can't wait til book 2. Adding this to your library is for certain a great choice!!
Having multiple narrators is an interesting study in how a different reader in an audio book can really change your perceptions of the characters and the story. In some cases I found the switch from on narrator to another jarring to my perceptions of the characters that the narrator was reading. It was interesting but did not take away from the book too much since each narrator was talented.
The book itself is a treasure. It's strange and unique and I love it.
You won't be dissapointed. You will only want more. I was taken aback by the alternating narrators at first, but then it made sense, different voices for the different points of view. Very nice.
Little slow at the start, and I also figured out the ending well in advance. I did like how the two stories finally came together, but all in all a fine book worth listening to. Just a note, I would have given this book 4 stars but midway though the book a different narrator takes over 2 of the characters, and then an hour later the old narrator returns, kind of ruined one of the most interesting parts of the book.
This is the 2nd OSC book I've listened to. As with the other, Pathfinder is challenging and keeps you thinking! I didn't give it 5 stars because it does drag at times, but my 11 year old son and I loved listening to it and talking about it and making guess all along the journey!
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