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The characters are shallow and the plot predictable.
Empire postulates that partisanship between the political Right and Left has gone much too far, leading to the beginning of a new American civil war.
First couple times I went back and tried to find something, but after awhile I gave up and just kept reading.
Is it irony?
I read many of the reviews, mostly the negative ones. Ultimately I chose to give this book a chance, and was handsomely rewarded for that decision! Read more
As we see our country becoming increasingly polarized, we wonder where we are headed. Card's premise is one of many possibilities for a very different future. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Earl L Fultz
I didn't realize there was a sequel... (sigh).
Orson Scott Card is a great story teller.
This book is full of action and was very entertaining. Read more
Loved it and made me think about my owe views on the current state of this great nation.Published 5 months ago by Richard
Not OSC's best writing, but a fascinating premise and generally good execution.Published 6 months ago by Morgan Herman
Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) attempted an foray into the world of American socio-political thriller and, well, sorry but it just didn't work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ARH
Orson Scott Card does nothing if he doesn't thoroughly analyze a topic through his novels. Some may be pure fiction, such as time travel analyzed in Pathfinder and Ruins, stand-ins... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe Frazier