Seventh Son (book)

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Seventh Son GS  
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Series The Tales of Alvin Maker
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Release date 1987
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 241 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-312-93019-4
Prequel to Red Prophet

Seventh Son (1987) is an alternate history fantasy book written by Orson Scott Card. It is the first book in Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker series about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son. Seventh Son was nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award.[1]

Seventh sons have strong "knacks" (magical powers or skills), and seventh sons of seventh sons are both very rare and powerful. In fact, young Alvin appears to be the only one in the world. His powers make him the target of The Unmaker. After he recognizes Alvin's powers as those of a Maker, he attempts to kill Alvin.

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