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ISBN13: 9780765365385
ISBN10: 0765365383
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Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow.  There is a secret library  with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Dannys cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny  as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. Card has written many other stand-alone SF and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Cards Intergalactic Medicine Show. Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret.

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Max, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by Max)
Okay I'm going to be brutally honest-- this is not Orson Scott Card's best. Card seems to be making up his mind about his main character and who he is as we move through the book. Still, even when he is not at his best, he's pretty impressive. He creates a totally engrossing creative world somehow without making you feel like you're ever bogged down in exposition. And we watch along with the main character as his power and potential unfolds. You read cause you want to know what happens next, and how it will end. Which is precisely makes me want to read on in what is certain to be an entertaining new series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765365385
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.6 x 4.2 x 1.25 in 1 lb

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