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Ender's Shadow (1999)

by Orson Scott Card

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Series: Ender's Game-Shadow Saga (1), Ender's Game, Enderverse (8A)

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The novel that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series‚??available for the first time on unabridged cd
The human race is at War with the "Buggers," an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses 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 up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean‚??the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender… (more)

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I read this book shortly after finishing Ender's Game; it was highly recommended by a friend. I was uncertain at first, informed that it was the same story as Ender's Game but told from the perspective of a different character. I was afraid I wouldn't enjoy the book, already knowing the ending. This did not turn out to be the case. Yes, it is the same event, but NOT the same story. It is the story of Bean whose life is nothing like Ender's. I enjoyed getting to know Bean. I was impressed by how well the author conveyed the intellectual thinking process of this gifted character. It was interesting to see how he examined situations and how accurate he was judging character and motives. This is a great read; very different from Ender's Game. I highly recommend it. ( )
  REGoodrich | Jun 22, 2023 |
Um livro para todos aqueles que adoraram Ender's Game e querem revisit√°-lo. Ent√£o, requer que vc j√° tenha lido o anterior. Porque a gra√ßa √© que ele extrai de l√°, das deixas, uma hist√≥ria incr√≠vel, de um personagem t√£o genial e interessante quanto Ender, o Bean, preenchendo informa√ß√Ķes que ficaram no ar no outro livro de modo bastante criativo e interessante. E por sua vez, tentando ser sim√©trico, deixando informa√ß√Ķes no ar que o primeiro responde (mas sinceramente me pareceu mais um expediente para unir ambos do que um para tornar o livro algo independente).

Então, a recomendação forte é condicional. Eu fiquei emocionado.

Scott Card, aqui como na continua√ß√£o direta de Ender's Game (Speaker of the Dead) continua fortemente crist√£o e de tom conservador. √Č declarado, mas n√£o consome ideologicamente o texto, que √© incr√≠vel (isto √©, n√£o for√ßa solu√ß√Ķes inaceit√°veis de roteiro, embora √†s vezes coloque preocupa√ß√Ķes um pouco estranhas, como sobre o car√°ter dos poss√≠veis pais gen√©ticos de Bean influenciarem o filho e como Deus agraciaria ou n√£o essa crian√ßa, de modo relacionado). ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
Maybe my favorite book I've ever read. Fantastic. even better than Enders Game, is that's possible. ( )
  Michael_J | Jun 2, 2022 |
I enjoyed the first part until the stories of Bean and Ender converge but honestly none of the rest stuck with me. I won't be reading any of the others which follow. ( )
  mjduigou | Feb 27, 2022 |
glad to have a new Ender adventure ( )
  njcur | Dec 17, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Card, Orson Scottprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Cuir, GabrielleNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Falkenstern, LisaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warner, BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Dick and Hazie Brown
In Whose Home No One Is Hungry
And In Whose Hearts No One Is A Stranger
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"You think you've found somebody, so suddenly my program gets the ax?"
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Remember, the enemy's gate is down.
My son, my son Absalom. Would God I could die for thee, Absalom, my sons!
Why don't you tell me what you don't want me to know, and I'll tell you if I already know it?
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Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:

The novel that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series‚??available for the first time on unabridged cd
The human race is at War with the "Buggers," an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses 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 up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean‚??the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender

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