Ender in Exile

Ender in Exile

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After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game .

In Ender's Game , the world's most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life.

After the life-changing events of those years, these children--now teenagers--must leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world.

Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for years--where do they go now? What can they do?

Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he's ever known to begin a relativistic--and revelatory--journey beyond the stars.

What happened during the years between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead ? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead , this is the long-lost story of Ender.

For twenty-three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card 's moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot.

On one of these ships, there is a baby that just may share the same special gifts as Ender's old friend Bean ...

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008.
ISBN: 9780765304964


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Nov 27, 2016

Speaker of the Dead is the best book Card ever wrote. I had hoped this would exceed it, but it didn't. It was good, but not as thought provoking as Speaker, and it seemed to go on just a bit too long. I was happy to finish it although I usually am sad when I close a book for the last time.

Aug 25, 2016

Ender in Exile is a book set in the Ender’s Game universe which takes place between the first and second book of the original Ender’s Game quartet. The story follows Ender directly after the events of Ender’s Game. The book gives more insight on Ender’s character and ties up loose ends left from some of the other books in the Ender’s Game universe (which I won’t discuss due to spoilers). The book ties I with the rest of the universe very nicely building on previous books while also setting the foundation for some future books. Although this book is slow for the series (as it is more of a psychological suspense story than full-blown action), it does have an interesting story of its own, with plenty of memorable moments, most notably Ender’s transformation into the Speaker for the Dead and the origin of “Ender the Xenocide” (although these events shouldn’t be a surprise if you read the other books). A great story if you can manage through the slower pacing. 4/5 Stars - @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

unrelenting_spirit Mar 02, 2015

after "a war of gifts"

Kdmullerspy Jul 13, 2014

Great book, really filled in a lot of details that I never knew.

Jan 15, 2014

Not as enjoyable as Ender's Game, though it was very informative on many things.

Sep 10, 2013

This book, like most, cannot match the brilliance and glory of predecessors. However, the book does offer insights to aspects of Ender's character, and also fills in a few gaps that were left by earlier books. For example, in the series about Bean, we learn that Bean's final child with Anton's Key turned was not able to be found before Bean fled to the stars. This created a scene that was pretty interesting.

Aug 16, 2013

Having only read Ender's Game before this one I can only say that this book is a good read, a good sequel, somewhat boring compared to Ender's Game. A similar series I read a long time ago is Piers Anthony: Bio of a space tyrant. Similar themes running from that series to this one so maybe if you feel this series is a bit flat try the Piers Anthony books. Its about a boy from the slums that, with the aid of a sister, rises to power from an agrigultural food supply belt to being ruler of the known universe.. Maybe Orson Scott Card read this series too. (That was sarcasm incase you didn't notice.)

fbasque Aug 24, 2012

This is my third Ender's book after Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead... maybe it's Orson Scott Card fatigue but I enjoyed this book less than the first 2 I've read. It was still enjoyable and I will eventually continue reading books from this Universe.

May 20, 2012

This book was not as good as Ender's Game. But it is an interesting sequel. A good read. As one of the many sequels after Ender's Game, you don't have to read this one directly after EG before reading the other Ender books. The plot was rather flat, with not a whole lot of intensive action that EG has. But still a good book.

Apr 19, 2011

The majority of this book is an expansion on the last couple chapters of "Ender's Game." If you like the Ender series, this is another good one, though I'd recommend reading Ender's Shadow and its sequels before reading this.

A good literary comparison here would be to C.S. Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Take that comparison lightly, but it's still accurate. It's a series of smaller plots opening and closing as the main characters embark on a long journey.

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