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Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder (edition 2010)

by Orson Scott Card

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Authors:Orson Scott Card
Info:Simon Pulse (2010), Hardcover, 672 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:sci-fi, fantasy, teen

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Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card


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  Lorem | Sep 4, 2015 |
Card combines young adult fantasy and science-fiction. Pathfinder is a complex and sophisticated narrative involving space and time-travel --secrets and intrigues that keep you turning pages/listening. At the end, the author stated that he had achieved his goal and tht soe of the skipping around in time was necessary for the story. The political intrigue is complicated. In production, multiple narrators were used for the same character...very distracting. ( )
  buffalogr | Apr 11, 2015 |
Definitely not as good as some of Orson Scott Card's other work. A very interesting story and original ideas with a fantastic beginning, but it drags a bit and takes far too long to get to the point. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
Although it is somewhat necessary, Card spends too much time making his characters discuss the time paradox. This makes the story a slower pace than it ought to be ( )
  marielreads | Jun 20, 2014 |
Orson Scott Card always amazes me with his ability to build worlds. This novel is as wonderful as his many others.

What do you write about books like these? It is science fiction. It is a different society. There are fantasy elements. The truth is revealed slowly as the protagonist journeys to find his parents. But none of this says much and I hate giving anything away.

I don't read reviews until I have read the book. The most innocent comment is enough to ensure I have guessed plot twists long before I would have enjoyed seeing them revealed. So I don't like to write things on my reviews that might spoil the enjoyment and discovery of the story.

Good book. ( )
  alsocass | Oct 12, 2013 |
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Acclaimed science fiction master Orson Scott Card makes his teen debut with this riveting original series! 
From the internationally bestselling author who brought us Ender’s Game, a brand-new series that instantly draws readers into the dystopian world of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts. Rigg’s only confidant is his father, whose sudden death leaves Rigg completely alone, aside from a sister he’s never met. But a chance encounter with Umbo, another teen with a special talent, reveals a startling new aspect to Rigg’s abilities, compelling him to reevaluate everything he’s ever known. Rigg and Umbo join forces and embark on a quest to find Rigg’s sister and discover the true depth and significance of their powers. Because although the pair can change the past, the future is anything but certain….
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A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

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Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.

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