Produced and directed by Stefan Rudnicki
13.8 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Science Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 01/01/06
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 01/01/06 9781433202377
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 01/01/06 9781433202384
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 04/01/10 9781441734044
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Winner of the 1990 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

A 1990 Hugo Award Nominee

A 1990 Mythopoeic Award Nominee

A 1989 Nebula Award Nominee

Orson Scott Card’s Tales of Alvin Maker have created a moving fantasy world from the dream of America and the simple magics of the people who settled her. Here is a world where folk magic is as much a part of life as hard work and religion, and where the red man and the white still have hope for living in peace with the land and each other. It is a fantasy unique to literature, yet as inevitable as breathing. It is a work that will live forever in your heart. 

Alvin’s mortal enemy, the Unmaker, has found hearts and hands willing to do its bidding, while Alvin and the Prophet’s people were making their last stand. Now young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, or else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

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“The most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson’s original Thomas covenant trilogy.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“A beguiling book…robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be a story of deep delight.”

Publishers Weekly

“A tribute to the art of storytelling…highly recommended.”

Library Journal on The Tales of Alvin Maker

“The best fantasy series now in progress.”

Publishers Weekly on The Tales of Alvin Maker

“Card’s epic tale of a magical, alternate America demonstrates his skill in graceful storytelling. Recommended, along with Seventh Son and Red Prophet, for most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“With the third installment in his tales of Alvin Maker series, Card’s alternative frontier America epic continues to be a significant event in fantasy publishing.”


“Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited; an appealing and intriguing effort.”

Kirkus Reviews on The Tales of Alvin Maker