Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card (Green)

This book was fantastic.  There was more then one night where I stayed up way past my bedtime to keep reading it.

Unfortunately the buzz for upcoming books isn’t as prevalent on the internet as upcoming movies so I didn’t even know this book was out until it was given to me as a christmas present.  I had no idea what it was about but I saw that it was written by the master of words Orson Scott Card so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story so I’ll just hook you up with the video trailer that comes with it.

The abilities in this book are really cool.  Rigg can see other people’s paths and Umbo can slow down time.  Later on there is another character that can turn invisible.  But the great things about these abilities is not just that they can do them it’s that Card can explain how they do them so well that it feels real.  Everything is explained so well that some times, even though it takes place on another planet and it obviously isn’t possible to be born with the abilities, it doesn’t feel like fiction.

There is a lot of explaining in this book.  The characters are constantly discussing their abilities and the consequences of using them.  The amazing thing about this is that it’s not boring.  You are so interested in the characters and what they do that you love it even when all they do is sit around and talk about it.

As soon as I got to the end I wanted to pick up the next one and start reading it.  Too bad it hasn’t been written yet.

There are two story lines in this book.  One with Rigg trying to figure out his potential and what to do with it and then another story about humans traveling from Earth to colonize a distant planet and the consequences of folding space in on itself.  I love how at first the two stories have nothing to do with each other.  The second story line was so imaginative and interesting I had to stop myself from reading ahead in the book.

If you are looking for an exciting and interesting science fiction book to read I highly recommend that you go pick up Pathfinder.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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One Response to Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card (Green)

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