This book has the makings of a decent plot, a plot absolutely ruined by dull and extremely long sermons by Card's characters defending what I assume to be his religious and political views. While I am in agreement for the most part with his religious and political views, I do not read fiction to verify my beliefs I read it to enjoy a good story. If your willing to put up with the ponderous dialogue between characters the book may appeal to some as there is a decent story in here, but for most this will be a waste of money and time. On a side note it seems as if the author of the synopsis never read the book he just kind of guessed what the sequel to empire would be like.
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