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THE ENDER UNIVERSE
Ender's Series: Ender Wiggin: The finest general the world could hope to find or breed.
Ender's Shadow Series: Parallel storylines to Ender’s Game from Bean: Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend.
The First Formic War Series: One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. These are the stories of the First Formic War.
The Authorized Ender Companion: A complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe.
Starred Review. Card's latest installment in his Shadow subseries (Ender's Shadow, etc.), which parallels the overarching series that began with Ender's Game (1985), does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult. The imminent death of Bean, a superhuman 20-something Battle School graduate who suffers from uncontrolled growth due to a genetic disorder, leaves little time for Peter the Hegemon, Ender's older brother, to set up a single world government and for Bean and his wife and former classmate, Petra, to reclaim all their stolen children. When Card's focus strays from his characters into pure politics, the story loses power, but it's recharged as soon as he returns to the well-drawn interactions among Bean's Battle School classmates whose decisions will determine Earth's fate. They were trained to fight a (literally) single-minded alien enemy, but that war is over. Now, as young adults in command of human armies pitted against each other in messy conflicts with no clear solutions, Bean's old cohorts must help create a peaceful future for Earth after they're gone. Card makes the important point that there's always more than one side to every issue. Fans will marvel at how subtly he has prepared for the clever resolution.
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Shadow of the Giant was a good conclusion to the series. It took in a different tone compared to the other three books but that isn't a bad thing.Published 13 hours ago by Todd
Great science fiction. Thought provoking and entertaining. A sequel to Enders game.Published 13 days ago by Thomas J Larson
Love the Ender series, of which this is one. Card is an amazing writer.Published 2 months ago by PermaGirl
Absolutely the best so far of the Shadow series! I love the end, so full of emotion yet gives the reader the closure needed.Published 2 months ago by ben
This is a provocative and interesting book in the series. It ties up some ends and gives the reader background from other perspectives into previous events. Read morePublished 3 months ago by poetruiter
Brought it all together. Liked the care given to Petra and Peter. Card is the great one. All are worth re-regarding
Vintage Card! Great character studies--of characters we grow to genuinely care about. Writing's a bit wordy.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer