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Ender's Shadow

Card, Orson Scott (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ender's Shadow


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Welcome to Battleschool. Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it's how to survive. And not with fists. He is way too small for that. But with brains. Bean is a genius with a magician's ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness. What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battleschool Bean meets and befriends another future commander - Ender Wiggins - perhaps his only true rival. Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now.   Ender's Shadow is the book that launched The Shadow Series, and the parallel novel to Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic, Ender's Game .
Authors: Card, Orson Scott
Title: Ender's shadow
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 379 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Local Note: 1 2 3 4 6 8 14 15
ISBN: 9780765342409
0812575717
031286860X
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Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • Superman_Wu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Utter Brilliance.I read this book after I read Ender's Shadow and although I do admit that after reading this, I already knew what was gonna happen, this book did a total 360. Having bean as the main character totally added another dimension to the already awesome Ender's game and all the little details in the first book appeared as beautifully fabricated nuances in Ender's Shadow like Demontheus and Locke's news circulating on the net. It's as good as the first and the ending is kinda left on a cliff hanger. I desperately want to see what happens next!

Report This Dec 03, 2012
  • BTVS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, a shadow story of the original charachter, Ender, and the life of the children conscripted into military life as told by one of his classmates. A clever device by the author which really challenges his readers to think about the Ender story from a different perspective.

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • meldaravaniel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm in love with this series. Sure, maybe Bean's story isn't as awesome as Ender's, but it was still moving and kept me hooked to the last page. Next book, please!

There are a few minor contradictions between the Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow novels in comparing the two. However, in my opinion it isn't nearly as good as Ender's Game. I found the side-story a little dull.

Report This Jun 12, 2012
  • monikak1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bean series, book 1, good

Great book, I'm inspired to be a little bit like Bean from hereon.

Report This Sep 05, 2011
  • graceling3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

rereading it once again. even though it is a rewrite of events that happened in ender's game from bean's perspective, it is just as thrilling. actually, after reading this, I like bean better than ender; bean less alone and aloof compared to ender in a way. ender seems to be too "perfect".

Report This May 31, 2011
  • lisahiggs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This parallel novel retells the events of Ender’s Game from the perspective of another character. Ender’s Game was a gripping thrillride, and Ender’s Shadow is too. But since it’s the same thrillride, it’s just not quite as good the second time around.

Report This Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fun and easy read. Good compliment to Ender's Game.

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  • anilannam rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

anilannam thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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  • Black_Cat_134 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • jabey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: A child is hung from a ventilation duct.

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