Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.
When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.
©2014 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
Orson and Aaron have done it again! Their characters are real, interesting, and likeable. Even the ones you hate! Their ability to put characters in tough situations and yet still think their way out is remarkable and ingenuitive! Truly they are two of the best writers of our time!
I'm not much on re-listening or re-reading books but I would not rule this one out down the road.
The mid-air intercept of the Formic transport ship.
I think the author did a good job of wrapping up the trilogy with this book. It kept me engaged without giving up too much or becoming anti-climactic. I still think the Formics had way too many weaknesses for being such an advanced race. Also, I tended to get a little confused when the story was inside of the mother-ship. The ship also was very convenient to navigate around and reach the helm for such a gigantic ship. That was really the only weak spot in an otherwise engaging and exciting story.
These books were entertaining beginning, middle, and end! Scott Card has written yet another fantastic series! If you were a fan of Enders Game in any way shape or form, this trilogy is perfect for you.
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