The story was really missing the number of big ideas I've come to expect from Card. It needs more plot twists, less character bickering, and more big sci fi ideas.
When Ender went "outside" and created other characters out of thin air, the Enderverse jumped the shark. That was THE moment. Unfortunately this book was entirely on the wrong side of that shark.
Nevertheless, for fans such as myself, we're going to read it anyway. Card knows that and keeps putting out more novels in this series, with less profound content. Oh well. See you on the next one.
Yes. I've read this book twice and listened the the audiobook twice. Audiobook is better for sure. Gabrielle de Cuir is an unforgettable hive queen.
Quara is not a credible character, too flat. Also, the god whisperers can go
Many times the authors tells the reader that working for the CIA's clandestine service is actually rather mundane. They prove it in this book. Very boring from start to finish. These tales might be interesting if they were told to you by a friend. But I expected much more from a best-seller.
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