Dec 14, 08
Read in December, 2008
This one actually stands up to Ender's game in my opinion.
You have all the Battle School grads actually starting to carve up the world and make a name for themselves and change their environment. You have a caliph who unites the muslim world, a Emperor who stages a coop in China, and you have Virolomi who acts as a goddess to win the loyalty of India. Finally there is Peter who wants to unite the world under a single government.
Then you have Bean, and the ministry of colonization who kind of help move everything into Peter's lap.
I loved the talk of space colonization, I loved the clash I titanic powers, and I love how Bean's babies are starting to develop just as he is dying with his mythical status as a 7 foot tall uber-war hero.
The series doesn't feel finished but it certainly hit a new peak for interesting and unique ideas.