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Pathfinder

Card, Orson Scott (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.
Authors: Card, Orson Scott
Title: Pathfinder
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010.
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 662 p. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.
Audience: 012-up.
Local Note: 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 13 14
ISBN: 9781416991762
141699176X
Statement of Responsibility: Orson Scott Card
Subject Headings: Identity (Philosophical concept) Young adult fiction. Psychic ability Young adult fiction. Time travel Young adult fiction. Interplanetary voyages Young adult fiction. Space colonies Young adult fiction. Science fiction Young adult literature.
Topical Term: Identity (Philosophical concept)
Psychic ability
Time travel
Interplanetary voyages
Space colonies
Science fiction
LCCN: 2010023243
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Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him. First in a series.

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.


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Sep 25, 2014
  • DDTan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An adventure with a mix of fantasy and science fiction. The book explore the time travel paradoxes.

Aug 28, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A really great read, a different planet but the adolescent boy is still the humble hero. HOWEVER the follow up book Ruin, should be 2-3 chapters at the end of this book so that this plot completes in the one story. The sequel is terrible and a waste of reading time. The concept of the Pathfinder and time slicers and computer run planet is one strong story, not two.

Jul 16, 2014
  • alicat120 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book quite entertaining. A lot of people said it was too confusing, however I enjoyed figuring it out and wouldn't change anything about the book. There was lots of adventure and there was never a dull moment.

Apr 14, 2014
  • TitaniumFang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved the adventure in it and how unique Rigg's power was.

Dec 27, 2013
  • kelidei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enthralling from the first page. Characters you can easily relate to, and a compelling mystery (or several) to solve. I disagree with those who thought the time travel concept was difficult to understand. It was well explained, in bite-sized pieces that added to the fun of solving the mysteries. But if you want to know how it all works before you begin, just flip to the Acknowledgements section at the back of the book. (It won't spoil the main story for you.)

Aug 26, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is basically about time travel. It is very complicated, but a great read. Highly recommended to my contemporaries; other teenage readers. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Jun 15, 2013
  • BritCrimeDramaFan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable read, though overly long due to Card's inability to "self-edit" all the convoluited time-travel explanation, which personally made things more, rather than less confusing. It was almost as if he was trying to explain with hard science, what was truly a construct of his own mind, and not scientifically possible, in our time anyway. The afterword which brings some clarity to the parallel stories in every chapter, should be read once you've started the novel rather than left for the end to bring more clarity to this literary device. Not on the level of Ender's Game, but clever and inventive. Continued in the book Ruins.

Oct 03, 2012
  • kitten97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pathfinder was a brilliant book but some of the time travel concepts can be a bit overwhelming. I think the author really did a good job of connecting time lines and realities and actually acknowledging the different outcomes of time travel. Pathfinder has all the good elements of a good science fantasy novel, a fantasy world, futuristic technology, time travel, royal families, androids, just to name a few. I really look forward to the next book in this series.

Jun 18, 2012
  • OLIVER DUNN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lots of time travel. Really makes you think. If you like this book you should also read Ender's Game by the same author.

Jan 10, 2012
  • bookworm3_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book for those who love fantasy novels packed with adventure and the ever confusing time travel!

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Jul 04, 2013
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Jun 18, 2012
  • OLIVER DUNN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you talk like someone used to being obeyed, people will obey you. But if you talk like someone who fears being disobeyed, they will despise you.

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