Saturday, February 25, 2012

Review: Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)

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.
   T was pleasantly surprised by this book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started reading it. I definitely didn't expect not one, but two stories.

   Saving the human race is a frantic business. Or a tedious one. It all depends on what stage of the process you're taking part in.

   At the start of each chapter, you get a piece of a short story. The story ties in to the main story. The amount you get varies from three sentences for the first chapter to a little more than one and a half pages for chapter two.
  The main story on the other hand, I felt was a little lengthy. The book is 657 pages, with about 630 of them were the main story, (give or take five pages). Even though I thought the book was good, I felt that there were details that were not need. Other than that, I found the book was well written and  the characters were well developed. Rigg, main character, was a character that I could get behind. Umbo and Loaf were great compains for Rigg.
   I think the author did a great job at not only writing two good stories, but also tying them together. The plot did get a little bit complicated at times, but I never once felt lost. I definitely recommend reading this book.                                                                    


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an intriguing book. It is not easy to decide what books to read. I usually take some guidence from Elaine Charles. She is reviewing this book on her radio show, The Book Report this weekend 28/29 April2012. I am looking forward to hearing what she has to say. You can check out the radio show or listen to archived shows on