Seventh Son (book)

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Seventh Son
Author Orson Scott Card
Illustrator Dennis Nolan
Cover artist Dennis Nolan
Country United States
Language English
Series The Tales of Alvin Maker
Genre Fantasy, alternate history
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 241
Award Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1988)
ISBN 0-312-93019-4
OCLC 16268967
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3553.A655 S4 1987
Followed by 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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  1. "1988 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 

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