Alvin Journeyman

Alvin Journeyman

Book - 1995
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Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century.

Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone.

But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 1995.
ISBN: 9780812509236
9780312850531
0312850530
Branch Call Number: CAR
Characteristics: 381 p.

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efredrick
Jun 14, 2012

Book 4 of the Alvin Maker Series. Could the cover art be any worse? Seriously, if everyone involved at the publisher made a concerted effort, could it be any worse? I didn't think so.

Ignore the stupid cover. This is a worth addition to a darn good series. See my other reviews of the earlier books. In my opinion, this might be the most interesting of the bunch, just because this is the book where Alvin finally starts to figure some stuff out, and OSC reveals a bit more about this fantasy world he's created and what's possible within it. Universal themes of right and wrong, the genesis of mob mentality, greed, and generosity are explored in interesting ways. Hard to put down.

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