Monday, May 9, 2011
Ender In Exile by Orson Scott Card
This book is written as a sequel to Ender's Game and follows Ender's life after he wins the war and destroys the formics. This book finds Ender still wondering why the formic queens allowed themselves and their entire race to be destroyed. Coincidentally, on the planet that he is sent to be governor of, he finds the landscape from the mind game that he played in battle school and he finds some of the answers to his many questions. On earth, time has gone on and his brother has become a nice guy and ruled the world. Ender goes on to be a very diplomatic governor and then goes on to fight yet another personal battle.
This book has less action and is much more political and analytical than Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, a parallel book to Ender's Game. I think that this book will not appeal as much to the younger readers as the other two.