By Orson Scott Card
Alvin Miller, a talented 7th son of a 7th son, makes use of his abilities as a Maker to aid create a brighter destiny for the United States, yet his activity is extra challenged by means of his old enemy, the Unmaker, who plots to finish Alvin's lifestyles.
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Calvin wanted to hit him again. Didn't this old man learn anything? “You know, if you hurt people enough, eventually they'll all call you whatever you want. Maker. King. Captain. Boss. Master. Holy One. Pick your title, you can beat people into calling you that. But you don't change yourself a bit. ” Calvin, hot with shame, got up and stood over him. He restrained himself from kicking the old man until his head was jelly. “You've got a knack for words,” he said. “True words in particular,” said Taleswapper.
It was this that first made her wonder if perhaps she had fallen asleep in the carriage and this was some strange dream, in which unaccountable unnatural things happen which nevertheless excite no comment in the land of dreams, where there is no custom to be violated. Where I am now is not real. Outside waits the carriage and the team of four horses, not to mention the driver, as real and mundane a fellow as ever belched in the coachman's seat. But in here, I have stepped into a place beyond nature.
Calvin, hot with shame, got up and stood over him. He restrained himself from kicking the old man until his head was jelly. “You've got a knack for words,” he said. “True words in particular,” said Taleswapper. “Lies, from all I can see,” said Calvin. “A liar sees lies,” said Taleswapper. “Even when they aren't there. Just as a hypocrite sees hypocrites whenever he runs across good people. ” “You did say one true thing,” said Calvin. “About its making no sense me waiting around here for Alvin to teach me what he plainly means to keep secret.
Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV by Orson Scott Card