By Orson Scott Card
Alvin is a Maker, the 1st to be born in a century.
Now a grown guy and a journeyman smith, Alvin has back to his relations within the city of power Church. he'll percentage of their isolation, paintings as a blacksmith, and take a look at to coach somebody who needs to benefit the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a imaginative and prescient of the Crystal urban he'll construct, and he is aware that he can't construct it alone.
But he has left in the back of in Hatrack River enemies in addition to actual associates. His old foe, the Unmaker, whose merciless whispers and lethal plots have threatened Alvin’s existence at each flip, has came upon new palms to do his paintings of destruction.
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