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 Hegemonys 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.
"Fans will find this offering illuminating, and it's also accessible to thoughtful readers new to the series." - Publishers Weekly.
"Series fans will enjoy this thoughtful take on the life of a young man who has already accomplished his destiny." - Library Journal.
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Rated of 5
A nice continuation.
Ender's Exile is a nice book for people who have already fallen in love with the Ender series. Some may find it slow, and if you haven't read the first books you'll be lost in a jungle of unknown settings and characters. The pay-off is a good one, however, when readers get to learn about Ender's life between the Game and Speaker periods.
Nobody had ever won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row until Orson Scott Card received them for Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, in 1986 and 1987. The third novel in the series, Xenocide, was published in 1991, and the fourth and seemingly final volume, Children of the Mind, was published in August 1996. Now a new novel in the Ender's series, titled Ender's Shadow, was published in August 1999 from TOR -- but it's not a sequel. Instead, it returns to the events of Ender's Game and views them from the point of view of another character, a street urchin named Bean. As with Rashomon or The Alexandria Quartet, Card discovers a new story in the midst of the old, when seeing it through other eyes. A sequel to Ender's Shadow will be published...
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