This second volume of the "Tales of Alvin Maker" revolves around the hero of "Seventh Son", young Alvin Miller. Orson Scott won the Hugo and Nebula award two years running for his novels "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead". "Hatrack River" won the 1987 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.
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A fantasy of a boy whose journey towards knowledge and power remakes history. Since he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a drunk. His brother wishes to see the whites confined to the eastern lands. But Bill Harrison has more brutal plans for the Red Indians.Review:
"Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill."--"Washington Post Book World" ""Red Prophet" is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors--Alvin, Ta-Kumsaw, the Prophet, and Alvin's Gandalfesque mentor Taleswapper--are all complete and memorable characters."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Harsher, bleaker, and more mystical than" Seventh Son," this novel superbly demonstrates Card's solid historical research, keen understanding of religious experience, and, most of all, his mastery of the art of storytelling."--"Booklist "
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