Orson Scott Card returns to his bestselling series with a new Ender novel
“Ender in Exile” is the first direct sequel to Orson’s best selling book “Ender’s Game.” After twenty-three long years, “Ender in Exile” answers fans questions about “after battle school…the lost years”
At first, Ender believed that they would bring him back to Earth as soon as things quieted down. But things were quiet now, had been quiet for a year, and it was plain to him now that they would not bring him back at all, that he was much more useful as a name and a story than he would ever be as an inconvenient flesh-and-blood person.
At the close of “Enderâ€™s Game,” Andrew Wiggin — called Ender by everyone — knows that he cannot live on Earth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: He is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony.
He is offered the choice of living under the Hegemon’s control, a pawn in his brother Peter’s political games. Or he can join the colony ships and go out to settle one of the new worlds won in the war.
The story of those years on the colony worlds has never been told… until now.
The voyage was long. By the end of it, Val had finished the first volume of her history of the bugger wars and transmitted it by ansible, under Demosthenes’ name, back to Earth, and Ender had won something better than the adulation of the passengers. They knew him now, and he had won their love and their respect.
Ender was twelve when he chose to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister, Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane. He wrote The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, and his sister wrote The Speaker for the Dead.
He served as governor of his first colony world, but now Ender is on the move, looking for a planet where the hive queens might be reestablished.
What he finds in the Ganges colony is more than he bargained for — a resentful governor who caused a devastating war on Earth and a brilliant young colonist who is out to destroy him, starting with his reputation and ending, perhaps, with his life.
Orson Scott Card is the internationally bestselling author of Ender’s Game. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
â€œThe novels of Orson Scott Cardâ€™s Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games, and psychology.â€
â€œYou canâ€™t step into the same river twice, but Card has gracefully dipped twice into the same inkwell-once for Enderâ€™s Game, and again for his stand-alone â€˜parallel novel.â€™â€¦ As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Cardâ€™s children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic yet hopeful, wondrous and strange.â€
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Enderâ€™s Shadow
â€œEnderâ€™s Game is a fast-paced action/ adventure, but it is also a book with deep and complex moral sensibilities. Card constructed the book so that layers fold with immaculate timing, transforming an almost juvenile adventure into a tragic tale of the destruction of the only other sentient species man had discovered in the universe.â€
-The Houston Post
â€œThere arenâ€™t too many recent SF novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. Full of careful characterization, intriguing scientific, especially anthropological, speculation, and a fictional challenge to our capacity to define humanity inclusively rather than exclusively, itâ€™s a completely gripping story.â€
â€œAs a storyteller, Card excels in portraying the quiet drama of wars fought not on battlefields but in the hearts and minds of his characters.â€
-Library Journal on Xenocide
â€œCardâ€™s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry, and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed.â€
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children Of The Mind