Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card is an excellent sequel to Ender's Shadow. Card creates a whole new perspective of science fiction, showing different character's perspectives including that of the antagonist.
This story should be listened to by more mature minds; those that can handle death and banter of lovers. This book is also for the slightly more scientific and technical minds who enjoy analyzing and solving problems.
The story has too much religious fervor, for my tastes. I'm hoping the next episode is better.
I almost didn't get this, due to the review my Joey saying there were homophobic topics. However, I wanted to complete the series so, I did. It was minor, and to me, was something easily missed in the story, be it no one draws your attention to it. The story is good, and very important to the Bean and Petria story line. the performance was amazing, as always.
Great series. As good as Ender's shadow. The plot exposes the thinking and actions of other Battle School soldiers and how they are shaping the world.
There are a couple of predictable events but they are cleverly executed. I enjoyed the read.
This has been the worse book so far in the series. The first 4 with Ender as the protagonist were amazing and I couldn't stop listening - after I finished them I just had to continue reading the rest of the Enderverse books because I was so hooked. It's not that the books of the shadow series suck, but they're just not as intriguing and have barely any science fiction in them - and mainly, the protagonist Bean is not as a stellar protagonist as Ender, he is full of himself and very annoying at times, I cannot relate to him at all, and in this book particularly his whole relationship with Petra is nauseating. I'd rather spend time hearing about Peter and the Wiggins or Verlomi. If it wasn't that there will be a book tying in both parallel universes I would not have finished the book, I hope the next one is way better.
Loved all the books until this one. Very anticlimactic. I would have enjoyed a twist of some sort or more out of the villain. He was built up so much and defeated so easily.