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A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Other Tales from the Ender Universe) (edition 2007)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

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Title:A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Other Tales from the Ender Universe)
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:Tor Books (2007), Edition: 1st, 128 pages
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#4 read for the April 2010 Dewey's Read-a-thon, a great story that makes you think, Enders Game was a whole mind trip, this little continuation is a Christmas themed one, but not your typical kind. Very good! ( )
  shaunesay | Jun 21, 2017 |
'The War of Gifts' is a minor tale of the 'Enderverse' which tells of Christmas in the Battle School, and the experiences therein of Zack Morgan, child of intolerant fundamentalists and Battle School refusenik.

An enjoyable but not remarkable addition to the Enderverse. Certainly not required reading. ( )
  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
Set during Ender Wiggin's time at Battle School, this short novel centers on other characters. While Wiggin is an integral part to the story, he isn't the main character. The main character, Zeck, hails from a fundamentalist abusive home, and it is his growth, brought about by the subtle rebellion of Dink Meeker, that we follow. Although this lacks the depth of Card's other stories, it carries water and is most certainly worth reading. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 25, 2017 |
Decent book ... I absolutely LOVE Ender's Game and a couple of the follow-up novels, so *had* to read this one.

It's a short book, quick read, and is about events taking place while Ender is still in the Battle School. However, it really does feel like an excuse to "milk" the popularity of Ender to get a "Holiday Season" book out for sale during Christmas. So, a little disappointing. Glad I didn't buy it but borrowed from the library ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
Excellent little book that can be read in one sitting. It's Easter and I read a Christmas-time story. It applies any time. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
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Zeck Morgan sat attentively on the front row of the little sanctuary of the Church of the Pure Christ in Eden, North Carolina.
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Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.
 
The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe.

This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.

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"The human race is at war with an insect-like alien race. The first battles went badly, and now Earth prepares to defend itself against the imminent threat of total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable alien enemy. All focus is on the development and training of generals who can fight such a war - and win." "The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth - they have time to train these future commanders from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School.""At the Battle School, there is only one purpose, only one curriculum: the strategy and tactics of war. The children are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and certainly no room for Santa Claus. But the young warriors disagree. When one of them leaves a Sinterklaas Day gift in his best friend's shoe, that act of quiet rebellion becomes the first shot in a war of wills that the staff of the Battle School never bargained for."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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