The Tales of Alvin Maker (6 books)

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The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of novels by Orson Scott Card that revolve around the experiences of a young man, Alvin Miller, who discovers he has incredible powers for creating and shaping things around him. It takes place in an alternate history of the American frontier in the early 19th century, to some extent based on early American folklore and superstition.

 

Seventh Son

The Tales of Alvin Maker #1

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1988

by Orson Scott Card

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...


Red Prophet

The Tales of Alvin Maker #2

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1989

by Orson Scott Card

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...


Prentice Alvin

The Tales of Alvin Maker #3

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1990

by Orson Scott Card

The Tales of Alvin Maker series continues in volume three, Prentice Alvin. Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth, and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life...


Alvin Journeyman

The Tales of Alvin Maker #4

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1996

by Orson Scott Card

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 in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith,...


Heartfire

The Tales of Alvin Maker #5

by Orson Scott Card

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...


The Crystal City

The Tales of Alvin Maker #6

by Orson Scott Card

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...


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