Pathfinder

Pathfinder

eBook - 2010
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From the author of Ender?s Game A powerful secret. A dangerous path. 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 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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Simon Pulse, 2010.
ISBN: 9781442414273
1442414278
Characteristics: 1 online resource (672 p.)
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Summary: From the author of Ender?s Game A powerful secret. A dangerous path. 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 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.

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Nov 13, 2014

As usual for Card, a book with a young boy as its main protagonist. It does, however, treat its other major characters with respect. This series, with just 2 books so far, contains fantasy and science-fiction elements, and it is certainly a thinking book, very being thought-provoking. Understanding time travel always creates a headache, however I believe that Card handles the subject better than many other authors, including Crichton (Timeline). I have also read the second book, Ruin, and think it is a great addition. I look forward to a third book, if it is coming. Highly recommended.

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.

alicat120 Jul 16, 2014

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.

TitaniumFang Apr 14, 2014

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

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DDTan
Apr 04, 2014

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

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kelidei
Dec 27, 2013

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.)

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dixiedog
Aug 26, 2013

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.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jun 15, 2013

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.

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kitten97
Oct 03, 2012

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.

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OLIVER DUNN
Jun 18, 2012

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

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Jun 18, 2012

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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