Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.
But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, he will reshape our future.
Here is the continuing saga of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.
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"Fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion." (Amazon.com)
"Once again, Card keeps the action, danger, and intrigue levels high." (Booklist)
I almost didn't get this, due to the review my Joey saying there were homophobic topics. However, I wanted to complete the series so, I did. It was minor, and to me, was something easily missed in the story, be it no one draws your attention to it. The story is good, and very important to the Bean and Petria story line. the performance was amazing, as always.
Great series. As good as Ender's shadow. The plot exposes the thinking and actions of other Battle School soldiers and how they are shaping the world.
There are a couple of predictable events but they are cleverly executed. I enjoyed the read.
This has been the worse book so far in the series. The first 4 with Ender as the protagonist were amazing and I couldn't stop listening - after I finished them I just had to continue reading the rest of the Enderverse books because I was so hooked. It's not that the books of the shadow series suck, but they're just not as intriguing and have barely any science fiction in them - and mainly, the protagonist Bean is not as a stellar protagonist as Ender, he is full of himself and very annoying at times, I cannot relate to him at all, and in this book particularly his whole relationship with Petra is nauseating. I'd rather spend time hearing about Peter and the Wiggins or Verlomi. If it wasn't that there will be a book tying in both parallel universes I would not have finished the book, I hope the next one is way better.
Loved all the books until this one. Very anticlimactic. I would have enjoyed a twist of some sort or more out of the villain. He was built up so much and defeated so easily.
Some of the parts of the book drag on and the religious stuff setting up Bean's babies is forced but I like where the book is going even if it's a bit annoying how it gets there. Production qualify is far better aside from the jarring music between sections that isn't very good and certainly isn't needed.
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