Copyright 2002 by
Orson Scott Card
I first read this on the 24th August 2003.
While Peter rules the West and struggles against the power of the rising East,
Bean struggles to make a decision to marry Petra, worrying about the risk of
only as genetically fortunate as himself. Yes indeedy, it's heavy stuff.
I began to see the ridiculous side of the ruler of the world still
living at home with his parents. Plus the fact that they use email,
not mobile phones, not even email over mobile phones, plus the parents
are entirely too much in the picture.
It's odd. It reads like a book for children. My God, perhaps that's
what it is. It has none of the power of the real "Ender" series (the
first three books). Yes, it has some fun sometimes, and Orson always
tells a good story, but it has become largely ridiculous.
Quite a change in style really.
The first book, "Ender's Game" was an immensely-powerful novel about the morality of genocide.
This one, somewhat later in the series, is about finding the right girl, settling
down and having a baby.
Loaded on the 23rd June 2007.