This book as other reviewers have claimed does leave a lot of opened doors and unanswered questions. Card himself admits openly in the post book interview that this was a commercial ploy more than and honest attempt at writing a full novel. As such I will be buying the next Ender or Shadow book as soon as it is released in order to tie up all of the loose ends left by this book and the last Ender book. From a literary standpoint this book is worth buying, especially to those of us who have followed this series since we were young Ender's age and are now in our mid-thirties. Card is still my favorite author despite his need for consecrating himself through profits rather than simply being true to his art and simply writing books that people want to read because they are good, but whoever said that money doesn't rule the world was a damn liar, and apparently Mr. Card is no stranger to or no more immune to mammon than anyone else is.
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
I really enjoy the Ender series, so just about any continuation will be enjoyable to me
Other books in the Ender series, especially the ones about Bean.
The book was overall very good but the story line needs a wait and see. When the other books come out, I think there is more anyway, we will see if the story pans out.
It completes the tale of the lost. They traveled to find the cure and found peace.
The discovery of and exploration of the alien ship.
He brings your sense into the adventure and sturs your imagination as to what it feels like and the dangers encountered.
No extreme reaction. I was ever so happy to find an ending to the tale of Bean and his children.
yes to both
bean flat on back
Got a little tired of hearing how smart everybody is
From my reading history my perfect book would include; a space ship piloted by Ender Wiggin, that is infested by Zombies, who are being hunted by Drizzt Do'Urden and Lestat, while Joe Ledger and Amy Harper Bellafonte try to keep the ship from distroying Middleguard. The Sequal would be from Bean's perspective, with an epilogue by Malcolm Gladwell.
If you are a fan of the shadow series, this is a must read. But it is not the best short story Card has written. I think it needed more Bean, and it created more questions than it answered. Probably for more $ in the future. I almost feel like boycotting the Enders game prequel and every other book Card writes that isn't a Children Of The Mind Sequal. It's been 16 years, not very nice of Mr.Card to keep us all waiting so very long.
No - Same story and it has goten stale. I really like Card but this felt forced writing
It was too short. The story ending is weak, as if it was rushed to meet deadlines or make money.
Card should have waited until he had a completed story to publish.
I enjoy the narration in Card's audiobooks. His strength as an author is in the dialogue and the way the variety of narrators are used is excellent. This book is a good bridge in the story of Ender and Bean. It does tease you for wanting more.
This book is similar to the Paul of Dune or Winds of Dune books. They do provide background and detail to the storyline, but I'm not feeling that it is necessary to understanding the Ender universe.
When Bean has to confront his children and let them know about the plans he has for them. It is very well written with strong characters getting to show their emotions and motivations. Great dialogue.
In the Ender and Shadow world, I have found that 1/2 or 2/3 of the books are good and the rest adequate and entertaining. This falls in the latter category. It started slow, but picked up steam in the middle and I was listening to it in all my spare moments. The audio contains an afterward by the author that mentions an additional book soon. Hopefully, this comparatively weak fare is setting up something stronger.
surprising reconciliation adversaries
Tale equally satisfying as previous Ender and Bean stories, although much shorter
mind meld with males
satisfaction with Bean's last moments
wonderful, satisfying yarn