Stonefather by Orson Scott Card

Title: Stonefather

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Subterranean Press

Release Date: October 31, 2008

ISBN: 978-1596061941

Size: 112 pages, Hardcover

Genre: Speculative

Novella length; not eligible for Whitney Award.

When Runnel leaves his mountain valley to head for the great city of the water mages, he has no idea of his own magical talents. But he soon finds that without meaning to, he complicates and then endangers the lives of everyone he comes to know and care about. For when it comes to magic, there are rules and laws, and the untrained mage-to-be must be careful not to tap into deep forces and ancient enmities. Other people might end up paying the price for his mistakes.