Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Articles Tagged ‘Rules of Magic’

Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Prentice Alvin

By Laura Gibbs • Sep 1st, 2008 • Issue 3

Laura concludes her look at Orson Scott Card’s Alvin Maker series with the third book, Prentice Alvin, in which Card confronts the horror of slavery and its consequences for American identity. Article »

Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Red Prophet

By Laura Gibbs • Aug 1st, 2008 • Issue 2

Laura continues her series on the "ecology of magic" used by storytellers, looking at the balance and harmony of the "greensong" sung by the American land in Orson Scott Card's Red Prophet, the second volume of his Alvin Maker series. Article »

Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Seventh Son

By Laura Gibbs • Jul 1st, 2008 • Issue 1

Laura begins her series on the "ecology of magic" that storytellers create for their imagined worlds, looking first at the alternate America imagined by Orson Scott Card in his Alvin Maker series, beginning with Seventh Son. Article »