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The Ender's Shadow Series Box Set (Ender's Shadow #1-4 omnibus)

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This boxed set contains Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and Shadow of the Giant.

Ender's Shadow

Welcome to Battle School.

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 appl

Paperback, 1712 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Tor Science Fiction (first published 2008)
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Feb 01, 2011 Jason rated it it was amazing
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Great series, Ender's Shadow is even better than Ender's Game.
Sep 03, 2013 Maaike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
such a shame the author is a dick because this is brilliance
Aug 08, 2011 Krista rated it liked it
I finished and liked Ender's Game. It had a good semi-twist ending. I'm not sure that Card really managed to capture the mindset of a young child, if you suspend your disbelieve and remember that Ender is supposed to be extraordinary, it works.

I finished Speaker for the Dead, and it was still good, but kind of repetitive. It covered a lot of the same themes and ideas. Also, there were sections that dragged on a little bit more than Ender's Game. I thought Card did an exceptional job of linking
Sep 17, 2013 Lara rated it really liked it
I loved these. Reading them felt like watching two really good players play Risk. Card has always done his homework, no matter the subject material for his books, and so it's a really neat bit of speculative fiction: If the world were to be dominated/united under a single head, how would the power struggle play out. I also liked the ending to the series. (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 30, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
Some of my favourite books of all time. I'm not usually a big fan of sci-fi, but Card is able to use the spacey/futuristic setting as a tool for an epic story. These books are ultimately brilliant because of the way that they incorporate political, psychological, and ethical issues in a way that isn't preachy or contrived, but gives the story and characters depth and interest. I was particularly engaged by the possibilities he creates regarding world politics in such an extreme situation.
Jun 15, 2015 T rated it it was amazing
I liked the Shadow series better overall than the Ender's Game series, though Speaker for the Dead is still my favorite individual book. This series was more plot driven and had enough to keep it interesting through all four books. We also got to see the development of Bean, Petra, and others.
Sep 02, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it
I actually really enjoyed reading this series, but not necessarily because the story lines were terribly original. It was just a fun, engaging thriller of a read, mostly because I'm a fan of Orson Scott Card and I tend to agree with most of his moralizing.

I did find that throughout the series all the characters started having similar voices--there was little deviation in their collective thought processes. But overall, a good continuation for anyone who wasn't completely sated by the 'Ender's G
Austin Wright
May 16, 2016 Austin Wright rated it it was amazing
1,712 pages later.....I DID IT!!!

(Oh wait...he's still writing more books....aggggghhhh!!!)

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Aug 09, 2013 Brian Bowers rated it liked it
This review is meant to apply to books 2-4 of the Ender's Shadow Series. (Book 1 was phenomenal.) The subsequent books focus on politics and military strategy, with some smatterings of romance and genetic philosophy. I always find myself losing interest the further I get into books 3 and 4.
Matt McGhie
Jul 21, 2008 Matt McGhie rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-fun
Great series of sci-fi books.

Two parallel story lines. 4 books in each. My personal preference is down the Ender's Shadow line.

The books down the Ender's Saga line get a little bit weird after Book 1, but still worth it.
Sep 06, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
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a great series of stories that is a companion of the triad of the enders series
Aug 08, 2008 Rich added it
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WANTED,Enders Shadow Saga #3
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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series Th
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Other Books in the Series

Ender's Shadow (7 books)
  • Ender's Shadow (Ender's Shadow, #1)
  • Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender's Shadow, #2)
  • Shadow Puppets (Ender's Shadow, #3)
  • Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow, #4)
  • Shadows in Flight (Ender's Shadow, #5)
  • Shadows Alive (Ender's Shadow, #6)
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