Heartfire: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 5

By Orson Scott Card
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The Tales of Alvin Maker Series: Book 5

12.08 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person’s heart. She can follow the paths of each person’s future, and know each person’s most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker’s birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin’s heart as well as his life. But Alvin’s destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy’s quest to set the world on the path to peace.

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Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person’s heart. She can follow the paths of each person’s future, and know each person’s most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker’s birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin’s heart as well as his life. But Alvin’s destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy’s quest to set the world on the path to peace.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With delicacy and insight, incorporating folk tales and folk magic with mountain lore and other authentic details, Orson Scott Card has evoked a vision of America as it might have been.” Greensboro Tribune-Review
“Card’s antebellum settings, dialogue, and historical figures seem authentic and thoroughly researched, and, as always, he offers excellent differentiation of characters.” Publishers Weekly
“The fifth installment of Card’s popular Tales of Alvin Maker series exhibits the same homespun charm of its predecessors and belongs in most fantasy collections.” Library Journal
“Alvin and Peggy’s adventures are set against an intriguing backdrop of what America might have been…Card is a consummate storyteller able to create a believable world peopled with strong, solid characters.” VOYA
“One more absorbing entry in this brilliantly conceived and fetchingly rendered series.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English