Heartfire

The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume V

Alvin Maker (Volume 5)

Orson Scott Card

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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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HEARTFIRE (1 Gooses)

Arthur Stuart stood at the window of the taxidermy shop, rapt. Alvin Smith was halfway down the block before he realized that Arthur was no longer with him. By the time he got back, a tall White man was questioning the boy.

"Where's your master, then?"

Arthur did not look at him, his gaze riveted on a stuffed bird, posed as if it were about to land on a branch.

"Boy, answer me, or I'll have the constable ..."

"He's with me," said Alvin.

The man at once became friendly. "Glad to know it, friend.

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"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

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Orson Scott Card

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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Heartfire
The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume V
Orson Scott Card

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429964654
ISBN10: 1429964650
304 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
May 1999
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812509243
ISBN10: 0812509242
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
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