Pathfinder & Ruins

Pathfinder; Ruins

By Orson Scott Card
(Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9781442493124, 1216pp.)

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

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From the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture!

A powerful secret. A deadly path. Delve into the first two volumes in the New York Times bestselling Pathfinder series in this boxed set.

From the internationally bestselling author of Ender’s Game comes the story of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts. This collectible boxed set includes the first two books in the series, Pathfinder and Ruins.

In Pathfinder, Rigg joins forces with another teen with special talents on a quest to find Rigg’s sister and discover the true depth and significance of their powers. Rigg’s story continues in Ruins, when he must decipher the paths of the past before the arrival of a destructive force that threatens the future of his entire world.




About the Author
Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel "Ender's Game" and it's many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel "Ender's Shadow" and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers." Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of "The Ensign", and the novelette version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of "Analog". The novel-length version of "Ender's Game", published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with "Seventh Son"), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like "Pastwatch" and "Hart's Hope". He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like "Empire" and historical novels like the monumental "Saints" and the religious novels "Sarah" and "Rachel" and "Leah". Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books ("Lost Gate", "Gate Thief"), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old. Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
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