Ruins (Pathfinder Trilogy) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Pathfinder Trilogy series.

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After escaping through the Wall and into the neighboring colony of Vadeshfold, Rigg and his friends uncover more lies and secrets from the "expendables." The people in this new colony aren’t quite what they seem, no matter how cordially they may act. Relationships soon become unstable with new sources of information and the emerging of new powers all around. Umbo, Rigg’s best friend, is tired of Rigg being in charge; Rigg hates the responsibility in the first place, and Parem, Rigg’s sister, fears her own tendency to disappear into the near future whenever situations get sticky. There is always something new and exciting on the next page. Ruins is a strong second book to the Pathfinder series. I recommend this to fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Phantom Tollbooth, but of course if you’re already familiar with Card’s work, don’t hesitate to pick this series up!

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From Orson Scott Card, the internationally bestselling author of Ender’s Game, comes the second novel in the Pathfinder trilogy, the riveting story of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a special power that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts.

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh—a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive—but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

The adventure, suspense, and time travel continue in this second installment in the critically acclaimed New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling Pathfinder series.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife in North Carolina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416991809
ISBN-10: 1416991808
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Pathfinder Trilogy