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5.0 out of 5 stars A true sequel to Ender's Game
If you thought Ender's Game was a great book and wanted to read the sequel then you're reading the right review.

Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game, then Speaker for the Dead, then Xenocide....
Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide take place thousands of years after Ender's Game, feature almost none of the characters from Ender's Game and are written in a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ender's Shadow good - the rest if it……….not so good.
Ender's Shadow is an excellent read and a brilliant re-telling of the original story - particularly if you've just re-read Ender's Game, like I just did :-) It really does give an unexpected twist to the whole tale and I recommend it.

As for the other books - well - they are IMHO for completists only. It's not a joy to read-through and the take on geopolitics...
Published 12 months ago by C Willmann


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5.0 out of 5 stars A true sequel to Ender's Game, 4 Feb 2013
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This review is from: The Shadow Saga Omnibus (Paperback)
If you thought Ender's Game was a great book and wanted to read the sequel then you're reading the right review.

Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game, then Speaker for the Dead, then Xenocide....
Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide take place thousands of years after Ender's Game, feature almost none of the characters from Ender's Game and are written in a very different style than Ender's Game (definitely not much action). Speaker for the Dead is an interesting story, but it's more of a murder-mystery and a look at small town family life. It doesn't feel like a true sequel to Ender's Game.

Orson Scott Card came back years later to write the Shadow Saga, following the tales of Bean. The true sequel to Ender's Game, featuring the same characters, the same time period, and most importantly, the same writing style (intelligent strategy / action).

I'd strongly recommend the Shadow Saga to anyone who enjoyed the original Ender's Game.

As this is the first review of this book, I'll confirm that the description is correct. This is the paperback omnibus with over 1,000 pages featuring all the books from the Shadow Saga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop reading, 30 April 2013
This review is from: The Shadow Saga Omnibus (Paperback)
After reading Enders game and Ender in exile, this book was the perfect companion to continue with Orson Scott Card's universe. I especially love how the story of the battle with the Formics, and life beyond that, is retold through Bean, sharing a perspective you would otherwise have never seen.
Would definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shadow Saga, 2 April 2013
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A wonderful parallel story to the famous Ender series. I had to go back and read them again just to see which ends had been tied up in the Shadow Saga. Orson Scott Card explores key themes of friendship, loyalty and 'otherness'. Read both series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series, 19 Mar 2014
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This is a great series and has saved me a whole heap of hassle and money.
Orson Scott Card is brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative view point of the Ender saga's., 24 Jun 2014
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Very good book all of them it fills in the holes in the ender stories. It's done from the point of view of bean and his life and adventures around and after enders game. Highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shadow Saga Omnibus, 30 May 2014
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I did love it but I did have to look up words that I didn't know - I really enjoyed getting to know everyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars good characters well crafted, 28 Mar 2014
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I liked Bean in the first book, I liked him even better in this series, one of the best developed characters in anything I have read recently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful for the current world climate!!, 28 Mar 2014
Even web I was reading Enders Game, I felt as if the author had just dropped the character of Bean and didn't know what to do with him! But the shadow saga more than makes up for it! If you loved Enders game you will love the shadow aaa omnibus
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good addition to the Ender universe, 11 Feb 2014
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Whilst not as punchy and does not quite have the impact of the Ender series its a very good read nontheless
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally engrossing, 31 Dec 2013
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I loved Ender's Game, but this terrific 'opus major' has taken over my life! I can only manage relatively brief spells each day in which to read, so this has stayed in my thoughts for a considerable period of time. Wonderful.
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