Tales of Alvin Maker

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 181 ratings

Seventh Son Summary

From the author of the award-winning Ender's Game comes the unforgettable story of 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 power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

©1987 Orson Scott Card (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Seventh Son

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost 4-star.

    • By Peter on 09-04-09

    Regular price: £18.39

  • Book 2

    • Red Prophet

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully read

    • By Sarah on 11-12-17

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 3

    • Prentice Alvin

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, or else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good continuation of the series

    • By Sara on 10-08-09

    Regular price: £24.39

  • Book 4

    • Alvin Journeyman

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Blackstone Audio
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family. He will share in their 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 true friends as well as enemies. And his ancient foe, the Unmaker, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bit slow compared to others in series...

    • By Sara on 15-10-09

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 5

    • Heartfire

    • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 5
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartfire and the Alvin series

    • By Ted on 24-02-08

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 6

    • Crystal City

    • Alvin Maker VI
    • By: Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis, cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the end of the 18th century, Americans traveled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called "a uniquely American fantasy." Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were here before them, Card has created an alternate frontier America.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • shame

    • By Barbara on 19-09-16

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Legends

    • Stories by the Masters of Fantasy, Volume 1
    • By: Stephen King, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These stories are part of Legends, a collection of original short novels by the world's most celebrated authors of fantasy.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Legends II, Volume Three

    • New Short Novels by The Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Peter Bradbury, Michael Emerson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fantasy fans, rejoice! Years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the third volume is here.

    Regular price: £9.63