I remember reading the original Enders Game trilogy, and being totally hooked at the time. This series I found a bit anticlimactic by comparison. Something didn't seem right about the first novel, I think I found it a bit naive. I persevered and read this volume, but still can't quite grasp it and really get under its skin. Not sure whether to read volume 3, I note that many others feel the same as me, so I won't be purchasing the final third. To be honest, I don't really care what happens to the characters.