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“A tribute to the art of storytelling. . . highly recommended.” ―Library Journal
“Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited: an appealing and intriguing effort.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“A beguiling book. . . robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be a story of deep delight.” ―Publishers Weekly
I was hooked from the first book! I fell in love with both Alvin and Peggy. A must read for anyone!Published 20 days ago by RealTemptation
My enjoyment of this series grows with every chapter! Eleven more words are required for this to post. Thanks Amazon.Published 1 month ago by corey fix
Enjoyable, just a little slow moving. Not a lot of progress in Alvins quest to build the Crystal City!Published 4 months ago by Karl Darcy
A good series by OSC and my song loved the books. I recommend this to many readers for a series.Published 5 months ago by Dj Voodooman
Orson Scott Card is a great f&sf author. To my mind, this was perhaps the most entertaining of the Alvin Maker series, containing the beginnings of many of the most important... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nancy D. Griffeth
I expected this to be a series of books that youth could read, but found the storyline moving into totally unacceptable directions.
I have discontinued reading. Read more
Pretty good, though not perfect. I liked Peggy the Torch decided that yes, she could change her life after the tragic example of the young black girl who gave her life to take her... Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. J. Lamb
Too simplistic, stereotyped and one dimensional. A New Age fantasy so far. Am hanging in because I'm reassured it gets more complex but I'm skeptical.Published 14 months ago by Michael T. Clifford