Was completely not what I expected. The glorified pulp self-help book belongs on the rack in a grocery store check-out aisle right beside the Secret and other non-sense peddled by Oprah.
This book is suppose to elaborate the space between Ender's game and Speaker for the Dead and also tie the Ender books to the Shadow saga.
The book has a few interesting themes but suffers from slow pacing an and a lack of major events occurring. There are also awkward moments of logic and plot progression as the story attempts to tie three very different books together. Orson Scott Card is simply too fettered by his consistency obligations to the other books and the story suffers terribly because of it.
Ultimately this book never transcends what it is: a filler for hardcore Enderverse fans.
I would not recommend this book to anyone who has yet to read and enjoyed the other Ender and Shadow saga books.
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