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Shadow Puppets (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Orson Scott Card

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Title:Shadow Puppets
Authors:Orson Scott Card
Info:Amazon Remainders Account (2002), Hardcover, 352 pages
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Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card (2002)

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Oops! I skipped book two and went straight to book three. It stood on its own though and I enjoyed it. It carries on the story of Bean as he tries to finish the struggle between his nemesis--Achilles. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
Oops! I skipped book two and went straight to book three. It stood on its own though and I enjoyed it. It carries on the story of Bean as he tries to finish the struggle between his nemesis--Achilles. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
not as thought provoking and philosophical as the Ender books, but good anyway. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
What this book set out to teach me: companionship (marriage) is only satisfying if it's comprised of both sexes; no one can be truly happy unless they've contributed to the human race by procreating; and life starts at conception. Preachy lame. Done with this series. ( )
  dandelionroots | Sep 19, 2013 |
I hate to say this. I'll preface it by saying that I love Ender's Game. And really liked Ender's Shadow. This, the 7th in the Ender series overall, and the 3rd in the Bean wing of said series, was excruciating. It was not so much story as it was an extended pro-life, pro-Christianity, pro-America humorless trudge through a paper-thin plot. I'm not going any further with this series. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0765340054, Mass Market Paperback)

In Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card continues the storyline of Shadow of the Hegemon, following the exploits of the Battle School children, prodigies who have returned to an Earth thrown into chaos after the unifying force of the alien invasion they stopped in Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow has dissipated.

Foremost among these whiz kids is the brilliant Bean who, in Shadow of the Hegemon, rescued his comrades from his nemesis--the dastardly Achilles. Now, the down-but-not-out evil genius is again scheming towards global domination and vengeance against the irrepressible Bean. It's up to Bean and his newfound love, Petra, to outwit the young psychopath and save the world. Meanwhile, the other Battle School children are called to serve again as an expansionist China threatens the stability of post-Bugger War Earth.

Shadow Puppets is, for better or worse, exactly what readers have come to expect from Card. There are thought-provoking musings on geopolitics, war, courage, arrogance, good versus evil, and the concept of children wise beyond their years dealing with grave responsibility. Unfortunately, many of these furnishings are looking a little frayed around the edges, but fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion. --Jeremy Pugh

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:27:39 -0400)

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As the nations of the earth attempt to control the children trained at Battle School, Peter Wiggin continues to consolidate his power with the help of Bean and Petra.

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