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In an alternate frontier America ruled by folk magic and mysterious charms, hexes, and potions, a man like Alvin Miller is a very special person. The seventh son of a seventh son, Miller is a "Maker," with the power to create a new future for America. But first he must defeat his ancient enemy, the "Unmaker," who threatens to destroy not just Alvin's work, but his life as well, and will stop at nothing until he achieves his dark goal.

Alvin Journeyman is book 4 of The Tales of Alvin Maker

Don't miss the other titles in Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series.
Copyright ©1995 Orson Scott Card; Copyright (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.

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  • Locus Award, 1996

"The best fantasy series now in progress." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Julie
  • Niles, IL, USA
  • 05-07-05

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I will not be reading any more Orson Scott Card books. I?ve really enjoyed him in the past, but his making a mockery of a rape charge is more than I can take. His lead female roles have always been either as a mother (caretaker), breeder, or failure. It didn?t bother me before, because I love my role as a caretaker and wife in my own life. That doesn?t mean I think it?s the only valuable role a woman can choose, and shouldn?t be represented as such in respectful popular literature. I?ve stopped this book now and won?t buy any more (not that there are many more left that I haven?t read). It?s sad though, that someone who writes so well, has such a limited view of half of our species.

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