Red Prophet : Tales of Alvin Maker

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Tales of Alvin Maker
  • 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.


What the Critics Say

"Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill." ( Washington Post Book World)
"Set in an alternate world steeped in natural magic, this sequel to Seventh Son continues to demonstrate the author's love for American folklore. Recommended." ( Library Journal)
"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)
" 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." ( Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

beautifully read

I enjoyed this book very much. It has memorable characters and wonderful images as well as horrific yet put into a clear context.
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- Sarah

Better than Seventh Son

This book is a step up from the first book of the series, "Seventh Son". Whereas the first book seemed to be setting the groundwork for the series and relating Alvin Makers origins, this book contained more story in its own right and was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. As with all OSC books, the atmosphere and feel of the book is beautifully crafted so you feel immersed in the alternative world. This is assisted by the excellent narration by a great team. This series is shaping up to be of comparable standard to the Enders Series. Highly recommended.
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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.