Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel.
At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin – called Ender by everyone – is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony’s training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.
The story of those years has never been told… until now.
i started this book with a lot of prejudice. i didn't like very much the prequels of "ender's game" and i had a lot of doubt about
an in-between (this book is set between "ender's game" and "speaker for the dead".
yet i'm always interested in orson scott card stories in the enderverse.
at the beginning the book is kind of boring. the device of using email as a substitute for dialogues or narrative works on and off
after a while the books gets better. i'm not totally convinced that there aren't contradictions between this book and the other two,
but i decided not to look to deep and just enjoy the reading.
so four stars are the result: a readable, enjoyable book without the heights of the other books.
The true sequel to my all-time favorite book (it only took 20 years for it to be written). While I love Speaker for the Dead and really enjoyed all of the Shadow books, this is truly a pleasure to read and relive the joy and pain of Ender's life (and mine from 20 years ago)....Continua