In this installment of the now classic Ender saga, Earth and its society have been irrevocably changed in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has been shattered. ...
Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the battle school. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. He has an irresistible hold on the loyalty of Earth's youngest warriors, and with Bean at his side, he will reshape the future.