Author: Orson Scott Card
Release Date: June 2013
I’ve finally figured out this series (about 10 books in). Card writes great first novels (Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, Earth Unaware), but the sequels tend to drop in quality (the one exception being Speaker for the Dead). Most of the various sequels problems relate to Card’s over simplification of global politics, as well as making the child characters in each book act like Ender in terms of intelligence. I didn’t like this book ending on a Cliffhanger, and the solution employed in China seems laughable that the Chinese didn’t come up with it. Still I like the world it takes place in, so I’ll give it a three.