Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shadow of the Giant

I loved this book written by Orson Scott Card. Bean was the smallest student at Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggin’s right hand. Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender’s defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now Bean and his wife, Petra, yearn for a safe place to build a family – something he has never known – but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies.

The ending is sad. It is amazing how we can feel an emotional connection to fictional characters. Card is considering writing one more book in the Shadow series to resolve any issues left open.

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