Card, Orson Scott. The Pathfinder. Simon Pulse, 2010. 18.99. 657p. 978-1-4169-9176-2
All of his life, Rigg has believed he was an only child. That his gift was one of a kind. That his father, was his father alone. His father had homeschooled Rigg. He taught him about the world, about trading, about life. The day Father died, he told Rigg to find his Mother and his sister. Was everything Father ever taught him a lie?
Rigg and his best friend, Umbo, set out to find Rigg's family and, hopefully, uncover the true story of Rigg's life. The Pathfinder includes time travel, a little romance, lots of adventure and science fiction. It's two stories in one. We follow Rigg as we recovers his history and we follow Ram as he creates it. I did a combo audio and book on this one because it was involved and very fascinating. It's book one in a series and book 2, Ruins, is set to be released March 2012. Can't come soon enough!