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The Resource Seventh son, Orson Scott Card

Seventh son, Orson Scott Card

Label
Seventh son
Title
Seventh son
Statement of responsibility
Orson Scott Card
Title variation
7th son
Creator
Contributor
Author
Designer
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an alternate version of frontier America, young Alvin is the seventh son of a seventh son, and such a birth is powerful magic. Yet even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him
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Summary
Come fall in love with a magical America that might have been ... From the 18th century into the early years of the 19th, Americans traveling to find new homes and new lands crossed the Appalachian Mountains and moved across the Northwest Territory, spreading west to the banks of the great river. Using the lore and the folk-magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were there before them, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate frontier America. Young Alvin is the seventh son of a seventh son. Such a birth is a powerful magic, such a boy is destined to become something great, perhaps even a Maker. At the age of six Alvin doesn't seem to have any special talents at all; unless it's the knack he has of working with stone and wood, crafting tools and ornaments; unless it's his ability to paint a hex just right; unless it's the way he has with animals
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 1988.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 1988.
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018849
Cataloging source
MLN
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Card, Orson Scott
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.A655
LC item number
S4 1988
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910
Literary form
fiction
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1945-
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  • Nolan, Dennis
  • Russo, Carol
  • McKnight, Alan
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True
Series statement
The tales of Alvin Maker
Series volume
1
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  • Maker, Alvin (Fictitious character)
  • Magic
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Lake States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Seventh son, Orson Scott Card
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Novel
  • Cover art by Dennis Nolan, cover design by Carol Russo, maps by Alan McKnight
  • "A Tor book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First mass market edition
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780812533057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17744576
  • (OCoLC)ocm17744576
  • 505730
Label
Seventh son, Orson Scott Card
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Novel
  • Cover art by Dennis Nolan, cover design by Carol Russo, maps by Alan McKnight
  • "A Tor book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First mass market edition
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780812533057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17744576
  • (OCoLC)ocm17744576
  • 505730

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