Alvin Maker series

biodroid

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I have just read the first 2 books in the Ender series and loved them (got the 3rd waiting). I would just like to know is the Alvin Maker series any good or do you guys recommend another series by OSC?
 
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The Alvin Maker series is also excellent.

My favorite stand alone book by OSC is Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus.
 

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See, I thought Ender was ok, but I love the Alvin Maker series. It was the first alternate history I ever read, and I was floored at how good it was, esp the first couple books.
 

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I enjoyed the first couple of books but then things seemed to tail off after than and I lost interest after the third or fourth one -- the same with the Ender series, which seemed to get very preachy in the end, which is never a good thing.
Yep I found that too. I read three I think. I think the character of Calvin should have been developed more. Due perhaps to the preachiness and the perfection of Alvin, I felt more empathy with Calvin towards the end, despite all his evil deeds, which I don't think was intended by Card. He's such a bitter and unhappy underdog it's hard not to want better things for him. And the girl with the caul was just annoying.

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Is Alvin Maker as good as Enders Game or as boring as Speaker for the Dead?
 

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I tried reading book one and just couldn't get into it.:unsure:
 

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I read book 1, it is incredible. If you liked Ender's books, you will probably like it.
 

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Yeah, great series. Recommended. Baylor, what are you saying, mate. Try again you philistine. ;);)
 
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