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by Orson Scott Card

  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN: 0812575717
  • ISBN13: 978-0812575712
  • ePub: 1914 kb | FB2: 1360 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (December 15, 2000)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Ender's Shadow (The Shadow Series) ePub download

A tom doherty associates book. This is a work of fiction.

A tom doherty associates book. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously.

This series is a companion-series to The Ender's Game Series told from the perspective of other key characters

This series is a companion-series to The Ender's Game Series told from the perspective of other key characters  . This series is a companion-series to The Ender's Game Series told from the perspective of other key characters. It is also known as "The Shadow Saga" and/or "The Shadow Quintet. Ender's Shadow takes place parallel with Ender's Game. Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and Shadow of the Giant all take place consecutively with Ender in Exile.

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Ender's Shadow (1999) is a parallel science fiction novel by the American author Orson Scott Card, taking place at the same time as the novel Ender's Game and depicting some of the same events from the point of view of Bean, a supporting c. .

Ender's Shadow (1999) is a parallel science fiction novel by the American author Orson Scott Card, taking place at the same time as the novel Ender's Game and depicting some of the same events from the point of view of Bean, a supporting character in the original novel. It was originally to be titled Urchin, but it was retitled Ender's Shadow prior to release. Ender's Shadow was shortlisted for a Locus Award in 2000.

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Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Ender's Shadow is Card's parallel volume to Ender's Game, a book that expands and complements the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its powerful conclusion.

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew. The human race is at War with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race.

Compelling, compulsive reading, ENDER'S SHADOW is certain to thrill all fans of the original series and attract many new readers. The first book in a new Ender series by bestselling author Orson Scott Card. Books by Orson Scott Card:Alvin Maker novelsSeventh SonRed ProphetPrentice AlvinAlvin he Crystal CityEnder Wiggin SagaEnder's GameSpeaker for the of the MindEnder in ExileHomecomingThe Memory of the EarthThe Call of the EarthThe Ships of the ornFirst Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)Earth UnawareEarth AfireEarth Awakens.

Another in a long line of excellent books from Orson Scott Card. 2 people found this helpful.

I don't mean to take away from the Ender's Game series as without Ender, there is no Bean. It may be the ruthless decisiveness of Bean that drew me in so easily, but draw me in it did and left me wanting the next release to be as soon as possible! Another in a long line of excellent books from Orson Scott Card.

The novel that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series.

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....

THE ENDER UNIVERSE

Ender seriesEnder’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind

Ender’s Shadow seriesEnder’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

Children of the Fleet

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)The Swarm /The Hive

Ender novellasA War of Gifts /First Meetings

Painshade
This has been one of my most favorite books since I first read it in the 7th grade. The story of kids not just fighting against the threat to humanity, but commanding the entire military makes every young kid feel like they have a chance to do something important. The story line is great, moves along at a good pace, and keeps readers engaged. After 2 or 3 paperback copies got read to pieces, I finally purchased it for Kindle when the last copy bit the dust.
15 years later this is still one of my most favorite books. As I have progressed as a reader, I find more and more depth in Card's writing and the book appeals on levels deeper than it did when I was in 7th grade. While still entertaining as it was then, the depth into the characters deepens and the similarities between the story-line and real life resonate with the reader and bring the story to life.
I plan to still be reading this book in another 15 years from now.
Fordredor
Years ago I read Ender's Game. I loved it so much that I recommend it to my family and coworkers. I still do to this day. I didn't know if anything else could be written into the original source material than had already been done. I was wrong. Orson Scott Card brought so much depth and backstory to the original novel that it enriches the experience of reading it. I will admit to NOT reading any other books by the author, but given the two different series paths, at this point, I would much prefer to follow Bean than Ender's following work. This is definitely going to be added to my recommendation of outstanding novels!
wanderpool
The book is not a sequel or a prequel to 'Ender's Game'. Instead, it is a fascinating story that runs parallel to the famous novel. It's always interesting to see the same story unfold from different perspectives, and this one gives an account of the story of Bean. Though he seemed like a minor character in the first book, the readers learn of the importance of the character, and just how much the hope of mankind rested on him, only second to Ender. We get to see the origins of Bean, the workings of his mind, and his incredibly accurate analyses of his environment.

Card's ability to analyze and calculate various situations and the human mind and behavior is quite uncanny. He finds a balance for these child-soldiers--between their advanced intelligence and childlike mannerisms--to make the story and characters believable. His own analyses of situations woven in the story are also believable, and one marvels at the detail and understanding that Card must possess to complete this particular novel.

Though 'Ender's Game' is a complete novel in itself, 'Ender's Shadow' gives a broader view of the entire story. It allows the reader to understand that this fictional world does not revolve solely on Ender, and that in fact, as brilliant as Ender is, he would not have made it without Bean.
Alsalar
I had read Ender's game and Ender's shadow each when they were first published. I have re-read Ender's game several times over the years and this is my second reading of shadow. I have thoroughly enjoyed each read! Both Ender and Bean are fascinating characters doing incredible things and it is great fun to share their world and their tribulations as they triumph over them. I want to add that I have read many of the other Orson Scott Card books and they all are highly original and great fun to read and to inter into their worlds.
Negal
As I said in my Ender's Game review, I'm kind of a sci-fi enthusiast. I read the next book in the Ender's Game Series, and finished. I did not want to read the last two. When someone recommendd I read Ender's Shadow, I wasn't very interested. However, after reading another review, I decided to try it... and I'm so glad I did!

Not only is it Bean's story, but it takes Bean from before and into Battle School. It's his own perspective of how he deals with Ender. It's a smart, deep, well-written book... and I truely enjoyed it enough thta I read it in 3 days, and immediately downloaded Shadow of the Hegemon!

My biggest mistake was finishing right before the movie... with all this extra information on the dymanics of the Game, more information on relationships, and more information on backgrounds and information... it simply make the movie and all it's shortcuts unbearable! However, this is the book that has turned me back onto this series!

Apparently Card wrote this book several years after Ender's Game... but it really shows. It's deeper, and fills in gaps... and it's much more emotional! This book is every bit as good as Ender's Game, and in my opinion... I really enjoyed it even more!

I highly recommend it!
Kieel
If Ender's Game had never been written, this would be a fairly good book (3.5 stars) that I would recommend though nothing that I'd feel the need to re-visit. Writing about Bean is a great idea, and I wish that this book delved deeply into that worthy character without feeling the need to make him into an emotionally detached, test tube created version of Friedrich Nietzsche's Superman and at the same time trash Ender Wiggin's intelligence, empathy and heroic qualities. Bean deserves his own journey from the boy who could only care about his own survival into someone who realizes that being the smartest person is not the same as being the best.

The book sets up a competition between the two boys as humanity's savior in the bugger/formic war. Bean's survival of horrific physical conditions and emotional and intellectual deprivation is unquestionably more devastating than Ender's childhood fear of his brother's psychopathic proclivities. Once Bean arrives at Battle School he knows he's smarter, more devious, and quicker at everything than anyone he encounters. He is a superhuman know-it-all and Ender, though brilliant, is petty, mean, neurotic and unstable. None of which is fair to either character. Both Bean's and Ender's accomplishments are diminished in this rehash of the exact same, but slightly skewed, conversations and events from E.G.

E.G. Is a classic that I have read numerous times and will continue to enjoy reading in the future. It's very well written and immediately engaging. E.S. is more of a Y.A. book.
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