Something to think about I am a big fan of Orson Scott Card. Although he is probably best known for his Ender's Game novels, I was first introduced to his writing through the Tales of Alvin Maker. These books follow Alvin through an alternate version of American history; one that includes magic and destiny. I love how Card's story deals with question about the nature of the universe as well as the nature of man and his place in the cosmos. These books are very thought provoking while also being an easy read and very entertaining.