Red Prophet

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Red Prophet  
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Series The Tales of Alvin Maker
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Release date 1988
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 311 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-312-93043-7
Sequel to Seventh Son
Prequel to Prentice Alvin

Red Prophet (1988) is an alternate history/fantasy book by Orson Scott Card. It is the second book in Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker series and is about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son. Red Prophet was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1988 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1989.

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The second book in Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker series, Red Prophet is about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son (which gives him magical powers), Lolla-Wossiky, Tenskwa-Tawa, and Ta-Kumsaw, Lolla-Wossiky's older brother.

While it is a separate story, the book continues and develops many of the themes shown in the first book. When Alvin Miller and his older brother Measure go to the place of his birth (where Alvin is supposed to become apprenticed to the Hattrack River blacksmith) the two brothers are captured by 'Reds' (Native Americans) and brought into a plot with possibilities of affecting the entire future of America.

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