Prentice Alvin

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405524103
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Alvin has returned to the town of his birth and is now the blacksmith's apprentice. But he must also learn the difficult arts of a Maker and he hopes that the magic of the seer, Peggy, can help him. However, Peggy can only anticipate a future filled with misery ... and Alvin is forced to hide the powers stirring inside him while the evil forces of the Unmaker are unleashed on those he loves ... More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Alvin Journeyman

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405524022
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Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in the isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

The Crystal City

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429964500
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Using the lore and the folk-magic of the men and women who settled North America, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate world where magic works, and where that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies. Charms and beseechings, hexes and potions, all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. Dowsers find water, the second sight warns of dangers to come, and a torch can read a person's future---or their heart. In this world where "knacks" abound, Alvin, the seventh son of a seventh son, is a very special man indeed. He's a Maker; he has the knack of understanding how things are put together, how to create them, repair them, keep them whole, or tear them down. He can heal hearts as well as bones, he build a house, he can calm the waters or blow up a storm. And he can teach his knack to others, to the measure of their own talent. Alvin has been trying to avert the terrible war that his wife, Peggy, a torch of extraordinary power, has seen down the life-lines of every American. Now she has sent him down the Mizzippy to the city of New Orleans, or Nueva Barcelona as they call it under Spanish occupation. Alvin doesn't know exactly why he's there, but when he and his brother-in-law, Arthur Stuart, find lodgings with a family of abolitionists who know Peggy, he suspects he'll find out soon. But Nueva Barcelona is about to experience a plague, and Alvin's efforts to protect his friends by keeping them healthy will create more danger than he could ever have suspected. And in saving the poor people of the city, Alvin will be put to the greatest test of his life---a test that will draw on all his power. For the time has come for him to turn to his old friend Tenskwa-Tawa, the Red Prophet who controls the lands to the west of the Mizzippy. Now Alvin must take the first steps on the road to the Crystal City that was shown to him in a vision so long ago. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Red Prophet

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429964838
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Come here to the magical America that might have been, and marvel as the tale of Alvin Maker unfolds. The seventh son of a seventh son is a boy of mysterious powers, and he is waking to the mysteries of the land and its own chosen people. The Tales of Alvin Maker series Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Seventh Son

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429964937
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American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" From the author of Ender's Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him. Includes an excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new novel, THE LOST GATE! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Heartfire

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429964654
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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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Maxwell s Handbook for AACR2

Author: Robert L. Maxwell
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908754
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For application of the most current Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, there is but one standard: Maxwell's Handbook for AACR2. This practical and authoritative cataloging how-to, now in its Pourth Edition, has been completely revised inclusive of the 2003 update to AACR2. Designed to interpret and explain AACR2, Maxwell illustrates and applies the latest cataloging rules to the MARC record for every type of information format. Focusing on the concept of integrating resources, where relevant information may be available in different formats, the revised edition also addresses the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and the cataloging needs of electronic books and digital reproductions of physical items such as books and maps. From books and pamphlets to sound recordings, music, manuscripts, maps, and more, this is the most comprehensive and straightforward guide to interpreting and applying standard cataloging rules. Learn: How and when to apply the rules; What has changed in MARC21 coding; How the rules help organize descriptive and bibliographic information; What are uniform titles for unusual formats or materials; How to select access points; Extensive updates have resulted

Toward Other Worlds

Author: Michael R. Collings
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434457923
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This collection of 25 essays of literary criticism includes pieces on British poet John Milton, British fantasy writer C. S. Lewis, American horror writer Stephen King, American SF and fantasy writer Orson Scott Card, British horror writer Clive Barker, and several others. Complete with bibliography and index.

The Tales of Alvin Maker

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250206782
Format: PDF
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New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker “captures the essence of a world where folk magic abounds. A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended.” --Library Journal From the author of Ender’s Game, an unforgettable fantasy tale about young Alvin Maker. In this alternative history of frontier America, folk magic actually works—dowsers find water and second sight warns of true dangers—and that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies. Alvin, the seventh son of a seventh son, is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him. This discounted ebundle includes: Seventh Son, Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, Heartfire, The Crystal City Tor books by Orson Scott Card Ender Universe Ender Quintet Ender’s Game Ender in Exile Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet Ender’s Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet Ender Novellas A War of Gifts First Meetings Other series The Mither Mages Homecoming Women of Genesis At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.