Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Review: The Seventh Son

Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, #1)Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm stuck! I've lost the words...which you know is abnormal for me!

There is a seventh son with special abilities, a watchful guardian (sort of) who also has abilities, a hell fire and damn nation minister, and a wondering story teller. I tend to think of Seventh Sun as mystery (well, there are a lot of dead people), then paranormal.

I found the book to be very compelling with many lessons; some of which linked the past and present. It's a good story even if you don't get the lessons and links I felt.

The ending is clean but I did wonder what will happen as this boy grows up. (Good news, there is a follow up!)

I want to tell you more about the story but every time I start, I feel I'll give away too much! My best advice is to read the summary anywhere you can find it. Reading the summary and listening to a snippet on was enough to use a monthly credit for it.

I really do recommend this book!