Red Prophet - Chapters 1: Hooch Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1: Hooch Summary

Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card is the second in the Alvin Maker series and is a dramatic look at what early America could have been. This work of fiction involves characters pulled from reality that include Ta-Kumsaw (Tecumseh) and his brother Tenskwa-Tawa (Tenskwatawa); taken from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte shortly after his victory against the Spanish Army. Alvin Junior is the seventh son of a seventh son, and as such has been born with unusual gifts. Alvin is a Maker.

In this volume of the series, Alvin's gifts are becoming noticeable to a degree that his father, Alvin Miller, believes it is in his best interest to indenture him to learn a trade. However, before he can reach his destination, he and his brother are taken hostage by a renegade group of Reds who were hired to incite upheaval between the white and...

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