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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.
While Ender heads off to a faraway planet, Bean and the other brilliant children who helped Ender save the earth from alien invaders have become war heroes and have finally been sent home to live with their parents. While the children try to fit back in with the family and friends they haven't known for nearly a decade, someone's worried about their safety. Peter Wiggins, Ender's brother, has foreseen that the talented children are in danger of being killed or kidnapped. His fears are quickly realized, and only Bean manages to escape. Bean knows he must save the others and protect humanity from a new evil that has arisen, an evil from his past. But just as he played second to Ender during the Bugger war, Bean must again step into the shadow of another, the one who will be Hegemon.
In Shadow of the Hegemon, Card can't help but fall back into old patterns. But while the theme is the same as in previous books--brilliant, tragic children with the fate of the human race resting on their shoulders--Shadow of the Hegemon does a wonderful job of continuing Bean's tale against a backdrop of the politics and intrigue of a fragile earth. While the novel is accessible, new readers to the series would be wise to begin with Ender's Game or Ender's Shadow. --Kathie Huddleston --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
As usual, Card writes an engaging story and develops the characters well.
The book tries a little too hard to evoke sympathy for the characterizations of too many characters; a bit more concentration would probably have been better.
You'll want to stay up reading and stay up even more nights just waiting for the next book.
orson Scott card. I prefer the novels that explore social, philosophical, and political themes. This one was near future risk.Published 4 days ago by mka
I think that this story is a lot like ender's shadow in the sense that there is quite a bit of action. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Expected much more strategy in this book and it was more similar to Speaker for the Dead which delved more into philosophy and morality. That's fine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Claudia Nunley
Intersting to see Been and Petra's characters given depth. And Achilles is beginning to look like the Jason character in Halloween, as he seem to always keep coming even after you... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Kellogg
I was quite hooked to this book. I think the only thing I could have wanted was more story. I loved itPublished 4 months ago by jason
Flows better with the first book in this series as opposed to the sequel in the enders game series. Gripping storyline!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this whole series. Already on the next one. Like the rest, simply could not put the book down. I am of course going to read them all.Published 4 months ago by veganguy928
This book is definitely different from Ender's Shadow and the other Ender books, but in a good way. Card makes political maneuvering and military mobilization suspenseful and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by cathybsnow