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Earthfall by Orson Scott Card
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Earthfall (original 1995; edition 1996)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

Series: Homecoming Saga (4)

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Two brothers return to an Earth their ancestors left 40 million years earlier. They are Nafai and Elemak of the planet Harmony, and they are seeking help for their ruling computer which is breaking down. The brothers arrive to find Earth inhabited by winged angels. By the author of The Ships of Earth.… (more)
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Title:Earthfall
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:Forge (1996), Edition: 1St Edition, 370 pages
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I've enjoyed this whole series, but this 4th book was the best so far. It includes the group making the trip to Earth and what they find when they get there. This part of the saga is a very rich story with some unusual characters other than those who land in the starship. ( )
  ajlewis2 | Jul 11, 2018 |
First in series. Sam is struggling to survive in a London populated by flying Alien drones and huge robotic warriors called Grendels. He is rescued from certain death by a girl called Rachael who is part of a group of teenagers fighting the aliens lead by a doctor called Stirling. Sam discovers that all the teenagers and Stirling have been implanted with a device that blocks the brain controlling waves that the aliens have sent to enslave the human population. Sam has one too, implanted by his father who was working covertly with the aliens to try and work out a way to destroy them But there are other humans on the planet working WITH the aliens called the Voidborn, and they will stop at nothing to achieve the aliens' goals. Ok story but needed a bit of tidy up and maybe editorial review - there are typos in this book ( )
  nicsreads | Jun 3, 2017 |
cover near enough
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Started interesting, turned boring. Exact opposite than the previous one.

You'd think after however many years either one of the brothers would grow up and realize that they are not going to get what they want from the other.
Halfway through the book I got tired of hearing the sibling's whining on love me/kill him. Someone should have had some brain and killed Elemak ages ago so that we could have an actual subplot as plot, and maybe a decent ending.

Ending completely disappointing too, quick wrap up that says nothing at all. Makes it seem that the point wasn't the trip to Earth and war there and stuff (as the back of the book makes me believe), but just the brother's whiny enmity. If I'd known that, I would have stopped at book two. ( )
  AshuritaLove | May 20, 2014 |
Finally, we're on Earth. However, if you think you might get some answers about who the Keeper of Earth might be, both you and the Oversoul are sorely mistaken. The rift between Nafai and Elemak comes to a head, and although it's pretty satisfying, it's not all shiny and happy. The angel and digger societies are interesting bits of archaeology, though, so the book is worth reading. ( )
  EmScape | Nov 23, 2013 |
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Parkinson, KeithCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Two brothers return to an Earth their ancestors left 40 million years earlier. They are Nafai and Elemak of the planet Harmony, and they are seeking help for their ruling computer which is breaking down. The brothers arrive to find Earth inhabited by winged angels. By the author of The Ships of Earth.

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