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Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it's how to survive. And not with fists—He is way too small for that—But with brains.
Bean is a genius with a magician's ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness.
What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battleschool Bean meets and befriends another future commander—Ender Wiggins—perhaps his only true rival.
Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now.
|Title||:||Ender's Shadow (Ender's Shadow, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||469 pages|
May 06, 2011
4.0 to 4.5 stars. Okay, now don't turn away thinking that this book is just a "re-telling" of the story of Ender's Game from the perspective of the character of Bean. Not at all. This is not simply OSC cashing in on the success of the Ender Series. This is a completely different novel and there...
December 21, 2012
Very impressed with how good this was. I count myself in the party that there shouldn't have been anything past Ender's Game (like The Matrix and most any sequels Hollywood makes nowadays), but I have to admit this was great.
As a parallel novel to Orson Scott Card's classic Ender's Game, Ender's...
January 02, 2009
When I read a description of a book summing it up as a retelling of a story from a different perspective, I groan internally and my interest wanes slightly.
Ender's Shadow follows those exact lines. We switch from Ender's perspective to Bean's, the brilliant dwarf child who serves under his comman...
February 15, 2010
I personally found that I enjoyed Ender's Shadow more than Ender's Game.
Perhaps because I found Bean, as a character, more relatable in how he analyzes and views people and the world in general. He also felt more real as a character in that he is awkward and clueless and greatly flawed.
December 04, 2007
This is the simplified version of Ender's Game for the kiddie set that can't handle rich characters with moral ambiguity, moral introspection, and character growth.
Card does great work teaching people how to re-imagine stories from different viewpoints and with different motivations in his worksh...
March 24, 2010
Previously: Ender's Game
Ender Wiggin, hero of Earth, did not defeat the Buggers Formics single-handedly. He had help. Soldiers, followers, people in the background, unimportant characters whose own stories didn't really need to be told, you know where I'm going with this, etc. etc. One...
March 22, 2017
...dacă nu ar fi coperta asta care pe mine mă îngrozește, aș spune ca e perfectă.
Publicată la treisprezece ani după Jocul lui Ender , Umbra lui Ender urmărește evoluția lui Bean, unul dintre personajele inițial secundare ale aventurii lui Ender. Orfan, mult prea firav pentru vârsta sa și fără să...
January 28, 2008
There's this really, really smart kid, see, and he's lonely, and he has to do really hard stuff, and adults are mean.
OK. I can get with that.
Oh, but I forgot to mention, there's this OTHER kid, who's even smarter, like really, really, REALLY smart, and he's also even l...
March 27, 2012
This book made me wish I could forget that I had ever read Ender’s Game.
Not because it was necessarily a better book – though it is longer – but because the two books offer different views of the same events from two distinctly different perspectives.
Ender Wiggin is brilliant and empathetic, a b...
February 06, 2017
Ender’s Shadow: Better than expected - Ender’s Game from Bean’s perspective
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature
Ender’s Game was a SF book so successful and critically acclaimed that it launched Orson Scott Card’s career for decades to come. In fact, it’s fair to say that the story of Ender Wig...