Good Reads YA
2:52 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

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Product Description:
Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain. Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent… or forfeit control of his destiny.

Cort Walker says:

“Pathfinder is the first of a new series by the well known science fiction writer, Orson Scott Card. The main character Rigg was born with the ability to see paths that show where all living creatures and humans have traveled throughout the beginning of time. When his father suddenly is killed in a horrible accident, Rigg is forced into an adventure, with his childhood friend Umbo, to find the mother and sister that he never knew he had. Pathfinder is a science fiction adventure that claims to be targeted to the young adult audience but with its witty banter, observations of society and government, and use of science, it is an intellectually challenging read for any age group. The first of the book is a little slow but once I dove into the story it was hard to put down. Any lover of science fiction, and even those who never explored the genre, will definitely enjoy this book.”