- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1275 KB
- Print Length: 674 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse (23 Nov. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004AP9660
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Rigg is a boy with an extraordinary talent. He can see the paths of every living creature - except for his father. As a young boy he uses this skill to great effect in hunting game, and father and son live off the land in a remote part of the new People's Republic that inhabits the portion of the world they live on, called the "wallfold".
But when tragedy strikes, Rigg is sent to find the sister he never knew he had, and he learns that he is not an ordinary back country boy after all. Equipped by the rigorous training his father gave him, and the kind of savant perspicuity that is Card's stock in trade for 13 year old boys, he begins to unravel a most intriguing mystery.
Lovers of science fiction have probably already discovered O. S. Card. Whenever I speak of him to people, they always seem to have read his books. What is telling is that even though not everyone raves about him, I have never met anyone who claimed to hate his work. Some books have disappointed, but Card's work genuinely appeals. It is intelligent, well thought out science fiction with interesting characters. I would have no hesitation recommending this book as a perfect example of this.
To anyone who, like me, has read through Card's full back catalogue, I should point out that this book does, however, have a very familiar ring. Many earlier ideas get recycled in this book, and I suspect that new readers of Card will enjoy it more than established ones.Read more ›
Card returns to familiar territory - of "wunderkinds" and mankind's journey to the stars, from the "Ender" series; as well as the small, rural communities joined by uncanny powers, like in the Alvin Maker novels. There are other echoes of previous books and stories of companions overcoming the odds.
However, what marks this book out as different is the concentration on time travel and its inherent paradoxes. This book explores all the mind-bending consequences of time and changing either the past or the future. You are made to think about all the possibilities and Card embraces paradoxes rather than trying to avoid them and cancel them out.
So, what starts out as a simple tale, simply told - ends up exploring ideas that are quite difficult to grasp and looks at the consequences of decisions splitting timelines and actually creating alternative versions of people, who exist simultaneously.
Of course this is the first of a trilogy and this part is not the end - but it does come to a satisfying conclusion and all the questions set up, are answered. We are not left with a cliffhanger, but rather an enticing prospect of discovering more about the world that humanity ends up colonising.
Classic Sci-Fi with believable, if somewhat familar characters and interesting ideas and worlds to explore. Highly recommended.
At the beginning of the book, these two parallel stories that seem to have nothing to do with each other. As the book progresses the story becomes clearer and the detailed world which Scott Orson Wells has created is unceasingly fascinating.
A great read in a fascinating world that is the great start to a trilogy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Waiting to read the next book as, despite being called a trilogy, can only find 2 books. I hate it when they publish series when the end is not in sight.... Read morePublished on 22 May 2013 by Al
I enjoyed this. An interesting hypothesis and good characters. Hopefully the rest of the books in the trilogy are as good.Published on 21 Mar. 2013 by Victor
Card is a great novelist, and I have long been a fan, which makes this book a great disappointment to me. Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2012 by soundguy
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