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on 15 March 2006
Given the haphazard chronological writing order of the post-Ender books, tying up all the loose ends was always going to be tricky. OSC has managed to keep a strong and coherent narrative that fills in many gaps, fleshes out some pivotal relationships, and still has his hallmark strengths of thoroughly-believable dialogue and emotionally-charged developments.
Yes, the ending is perhaps both a bit pat and also a tad inconclusive, but this is the end of a huge series. As the titles have acknowledged, all of the books have suffered from being in the shadow of Ender's Game, and yet along the journey (and especially in this book) we now understand far more about the other pivotal figure, Peter.
Frankly, if you've come this far, you'd be mad to miss this.