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Earth Awakens: Book 3 of the First Formic War by [Card, Orson Scott, Johnston, Aaron]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in First Formic War (3 Book Series)
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Card and Johnston intensify their complex intergalactic mythos with emotional intensity and widening thematic scope. Everyday desires are as deadly as the Formics' flesh-eating acid in this collision of space opera and big-bug epic. This breakneck thriller is a dark and lively addition to the Enderverse (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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The third novel in a new space adventure set in the world of Ender's Game - a classic science fiction novel now a major motion picture.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1492 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (10 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FLY3WKK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Sept. 2014
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It's difficult to talk much about this final instalment of the 1st Formic War without giving away too many spoilers, but most fans of Orson Scott Card's work will already know the eventual outcome from reading the "Ender's Game" series of books and from the film.

The interest in this series has been finding out what happens next to all the new characters created and now well established. So of course we know what happens to Mazer, although how he came to head the fleet and what experiences prepared him are the subject of this series. But the other characters, like Victor, his family, Bingwen and the Jukkes etc. are all now a big part of why this becomes gripping and why you want to carry on reading.

This final instalment is full of cliffhangers and I loved the way you can read it in short chunks with chapters following the different characters - but often leaving them in trouble. The unifying thread is Mazer's combat unit who are also well-drawn, but inevitably suffer the most casualties.

Apart from this, we also learn more about the "Formics" and this is one of the most interesting aspects of this trilogy - we get to discover a species that is completely alien in every way - more advanced technologically, but also primitive and brutish - unconcerned for individual lives and with simplistic but effective machines/devices. This is a very good "realisation" of how we would discover an alien species and come to terms with it.

This has been a very enjoyable and well-paced trilogy and I am looking forward to more! Given that this is called the "First" war, it's no surprise that while this comes to a very satisfying conclusion and all loose ends are tied up - it hints at the next phase of the conflict and bigger battles to come. I shall certainly be reading.
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Completely satisfying conclusion to the first Formic war trilogy, a great book and the third of three brilliant additions to the Ender series that any fan will love.

Can't wait for the books on the second invasion! (Which they'd better be writing right now!)
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This is a thoroughly entertaining read, with several subplots woven together effectively.

I feel that there may still be room for one book between this one and Enders' Game to provide more context.
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Another great OSC novel. If you like the Ender's Game universe, you'll be reading this series too, and this book concludes the trilogy brilliantly. If you don't know about Ender's Game, read the short story first, than the novel, then its sequels, then the shadow trilogy or this series... enjoy.
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OSC is a gifted sci-fi writer, one of the best. New comers should start with the Ender's game series as whilst this is a pre-quel, you will get more out of reading the Enders game and then discovering this later to add a new layer to the total body of works
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The third in this trilogy. Wraps everything nicely up for the first encounter with the formics. All three are brilliant and deserve a good read as one of the two prequels to Enders involvement in Enders Game and beyond.
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I don't know, definitely different from all previous books (except the fact that thet main character is a small genius boy) .
It seems a very boyish book. you have astronauts, aliens, marines, prince (sry, the son of the biggest corp) , a tough hot chick, a sensible (probably hot) girl. What it doesn't have from previous books are: politics, evil genius and a not-that-complex grand plan.
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Awesome book! Jumps right next to the other stories in the series. I wish it would tell a bit more story, because it kind of focuses on a limited timeline. Or maybe we just need more books in the series, which I would be all for.
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