8100267From the  inside front cover:  A powerful secret.  A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets.  Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts.  But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him – secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny.  And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead.  He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent  . . . or forfeit control of his destiny.

Matthew:  A very intriguing book, in particular the dealings with time. Card has a whole new take on the time paradox, which was confusing at first, but eventually grew to be my favorite part of the book. If you are interested in mysteries, space exploration, time exploration, and the many possibilities of evolution this is the book for you.

Mom:  Wow!  I thought about this book for a long time.  There are two separate and very different plot lines which converge at the end in a surprising way.  Unlike Card’s Enders’ Game, this has no bad language, which makes it a much more readable book.  Since the plot is so complex, I wouldn’t recommend this for younger readers.  I found it fascinating!