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I too appreciate the Christian overtones, and believe the character development and narrative are outstanding.
Rather than use them as flavoring, Card allows his personal leanings to become the main course of this novel; the characters and what should be the main action are relegated to sides and garnish.
One other thing that bothers me a tad is that his child characters are just a bit too sharp in their dialogue.
"Empire" was stellar. Groundbreaking. One of the most original concepts I had read in years.
"Hidden Empire" was bunk. Read more
I wasn't sure how this story was going to work when I started, but you can always count on OSC to surprise you with some clever plot twists and an unexpected resolution. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joshua A. Risher
Fun to read head to put down at the end of the day. Ready for more adventures I'm ready for the next bookPublished 3 months ago by Bruce J. Breunig
I have been reading Orson Scott Card since the mid-80's and have read over 30 of his books. I really think that the Empire series has been a letdown from his previous work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Crispien
Orson Scott Card is my all-time favorite writer. He usually does sci-fi, but this political suspense novel is great. His insight into the human nature is always right on.Published 12 months ago by Christopher Masters
"Hidden Empire" is not, perhaps, Card's best work, but it is none the less a great read for that. The "left vs. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Afalstein
I've read many Card books for years, and I really liked Empire, so I was happy to find there was a sequel. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Eilman
Great book by a great author. i hope he continues on this particular franchise... as well as finishes a couple others :PPublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is a good enough story. I, personally, was disappointed in how it ended. I really just expected something different.Published 15 months ago by Diana Millsap