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)
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Card combines young adult fantasy and science-fiction. Pathfinder is a complex and sophisticated narrative involving space and time-travel --secrets and intrigues that keep you turning pages/listening. At the end, the author stated that he had achieved his goal and tht soe of the skipping around in time was necessary for the story. The political intrigue is complicated. In production, multiple narrators were used for the same character...very distracting.
I liked the story. The main narrator sounded, at times, like he was translating a story into English. It seemed slightly choppy and over-enunciated. I think I'll pass on the audio version of these stories and just read the book.
Decided to try another from Orson Scott card. This book can be a little confusing simply because of the paradoxes and theory of relativity. If you like sci fi and like time travel and stuff like that it's a great read. Characters are great nice twist at the end and it makes you think.
Thanks for an intriguing story. Loved the concepts on time travel. I found it refreshing to have a new view that breaks the stereotypical scifi themes.
It more than met my expectations! I even liked jumping back and forth in the story. It really kept me interested. Characters were full and complete. I can not wait to read the next in the series.
I loved the story, really enjoyed it from start to finish. I can only assume that this was done on purpose but the chapters from the perspective of different characters were done by different narrators, I can understand why this choice was made however I feel like they didn't collaborate with each other at all during the process. This minor issues does take away from the story, the changes in tones of voice used to narrate Loaf in particular was the most difficult to ignore.
Would still recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good adventure.
The only thing that kept me listening was my belief in the author. And just when I thought I was wrong, my faith was rewarded. If you are a fan, stick with it, all will be revealed. If you are not a fan, truthfully, I don't think this is the book to start with. That said, looking forward to the next one.
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