Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.
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"An exceptional work." (School Library Journal)
"An absorbing, near-flawless performance." (Kirkus)
"As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic, yet hopeful, wondrous and strange." (Publishers Weekly)
this one is every bit as good as the 1st. it is captivating from the very beginning and maintains a solid story line all the way thru the book.
If you liked Ender's Game this is an Excelete addition. I found it added something to see some common evvents threw a second set of eyes. Plus beans backstory made me eger to listen to the rest of the shadow series. Once again great work Mr. Card
Well...It was good but after Game was a bit of a letdown..nice to fill in what happend to bean..but kind of takes away from what ender did..ruined it a bit...
Its ironic, i know this whole series started with ender, but i like the books about bean better. I have read every book in the ender series, and this is one of my favs. I actually like it better than enders game. I would recomend reading enders game first if you havn't already.
I agree with all the reviews that say this book is powerful enough to stand on its own. However, reading "Shadow" first would spoil some of the most affecting moments in "Game" and deny you layers of context as you read "Shadow". Read both books, and read "Game" first.
It is probably better to start with Ender's Game, but this is every bit as great. An instant all-time favorite.
Card is, as usual, outstanding. So are the readers.
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