Orson Scott Card
Adult Fiction CARD
Summary: Something or someone is determined that young Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son, will never grow up to use his powerful magic, in this novel set on the frontier of an alternate early nineteenth-century America. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, 1988. The sequels are Red Prophet (1988) and Prentice Alvin (1989). Recommended.
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Alvin Miller, Jr.
Seventh son of a seventh son; heir to great magicks; has an uncanny ability to make things.
Alvin Miller, Sr.
Alvin's father; has visions of murdering his son.
Religious zealot; tormented; determined to bend Alvin to his will.
William Blake, the "Taleswapper"
Wanderer; Alvin's mentor.