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Shadow of The Hegemon

by Orson Scott Card

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Shadow of The Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
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    Jan 2001, 384 pages
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    Dec 2001, 384 pages

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Ender's Shadow told the tale of Bean, who became Ender's strategist and friend. Now Bean becomes the tactical genius who wins the earth for Ender's brother, Peter, the Hegemon.

In Ender's Game, Ender Wiggins triumphed over an alien race that aimed to destroy the earth. But Ender was not the only brilliant boy in the Battle School. Ender's Shadow told the tale of another precocious general, Bean, who became Ender's strategist and friend. Now in Shadow of the Hegemon, Bean becomes the tactical genius who wins the earth for Ender's brother, Peter, the Hegemon.

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To: Chamrajnagar%sacredriver@ifcom.gov

Wrom: ZRCLBDXRQBGJSNBOHMKHJYFMYX

Re: What are you doing to protect the children?

Dear Admiral Chamrajnagar,

I was given your idname by a mutual friend who once worked for you but now is a glorified dispatcher -- I'm sure you know whom I mean. I realize that your primary responsibility now is not so much military as logistical, and your thoughts are turned to space rather than the political situation on Earth. After all, you decisively defeated the nationalist forces led by your predecessor in the League War, and that issue seems settled. The IF remains independent and for that we are all grateful.

What no one seems to understand is that peace on Earth is merely a temporary illusion. Not only is Russia's long-pent expansionism still a driving force, but also many other nations have aggressive designs on their neighbors. The forces of the Strategos are being disbanded, the Hegemony is ...

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Children playing at war as if it were a game recalls Card's most famous work, Ender's Game .... The complexity and serious treatment of the book's young protagonists will attract many sophisticated young adult readers, while Card's impeccable prose, fast pacing and political intrigue will appeal to adult fans of spy novels, thrillers and science fiction.

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Z age 12

i luved dis book. it rocks. i don read books 2 much but this 1 wuz grate. it rules.

anonymous

This book was superb. It was full of action, drama, tragedy, and there was a little love. (If you read on to Shadow Puppets, the sequel, then you will see what Petra really feels about Bean!) I loved this book and read it 3 times in a row! It was ...   Read More

Very intersting and well written

Intersting but could have been better. Didn't catch my interest soon enough though.

mcdede

Ender's Game is one of my favorite books and I really enjoyed Ender's Shadow so it was dissapointing that I disliked this book so much. I thought the characters were very flat. I found their bickering and little arguments really annoying. I ...   Read More

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