Five years ago, Orson Scott Card defied all precedent by winning both the Hugo and the Nebula award for the second consecutive year. The awards were for the first two novels concerning Andrew Wiggin and his millenium-long quest: Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. Now the saga of Andrew Wiggin, a.k.a. Ender the Xenocide, continues in this ...
Five years ago, Orson Scott Card defied all precedent by winning both the Hugo and the Nebula award for the second consecutive year. The awards were for the first two novels concerning Andrew Wiggin and his millenium-long quest: Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. Now the saga of Andrew Wiggin, a.k.a. Ender the Xenocide, continues in this mesmerizing tale of heightened intelligence and a new being in the network linking the world.
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Really good book for a follow up about Ender's adventures. I can't wait to read Ender's Children.
Jul 18, 2008
Another Excellent Installment
Orson Scott Card continues to provide outstanding stories for his fans in this third book of the Ender series. It is important that readers start the series from the beginning or they will be lost because the plot line is very complex and requires the reader to have a great deal of knowledge about the story line. However, for those readers who are dedicated to read all the books they will find that there is a treasure in them. Card is a master wordsmith who takes you deep into the heart of his stories.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-06-05 As the penultimate story in the series that began with the impeccable Ender's Game, this volume is essential for fans but neither the book nor audio rise to the level of the first two volumes. The planet Lusitania is home to a small Portuguese colony, a newly discovered sentient race called the Pequininos, the last surviving Hive Queen of the Buggers, and Descolada, a virus that will destroy the human race if it gets off-planet. Because of the virus, a starship fleet is dispatched to destroy Lusitania. On the distant Chinese world of Path, a young pious girl influences history by uncovering secrets kept well-buried for millennia and in the process sealing the fate of both Lusitania and Path. The sanctimonious tone used by the girl's reader has great depth and fits the character so perfectly that she creates a fully dimensional, aggravating character. The pacing is as uneven as the cast's ability to maintain their Chinese and Portuguese accents. The music is randomly placed throughout and loses its effectiveness. A great deal of talent went into this production and while the good parts dominate, this is still a weaker effort in the series. Available as a TOR paperback. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1991-06-14 Card returns to the highly popular, award-winning story of Andrew ``Ender'' Wiggin, the boy wonder who saved humanity from alien invasion and, guilt-ridden over his near-total destruction of the alien species, has now become a sort of traveling conscience. This third Ender novel picks up where Speaker for the Dead left off: on the planet Lusitania, Ender and the other human colonists strive to neutralize the ``descolada,'' a possibly sentient virus that adapts itself rapidly to every attack. Meanwhile, tensions are rising between the colonists and the indigenous ``pequeninos,'' who rely on the descolada for their survival; and the fleet sent by Starways Congress to destroy the rebellious colony closes in with its doomsday weapon. With the help of their family, their pequenino friends, and Jane (an artificial intelligence living in the galactic computer network), Ender and his sister Valentine race against time to resolve these crises. The plot is sometimes compelling, but the novel's many flaws make the book more often dull and irritating. Card's style is openly didactic, and when his characters do veer away from lengthy philosophical and scientific ruminations, they venture into contrived personality conflicts and endless self-deprecation. Some, notably Ender, Valentine and the wonderchild Wang-mu, are simply too good to be true--too smart, too reasonable, too kind and generous. The reader quickly tires of such impossible perfection. (July)
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