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Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card
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Mar 06, 2009

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This series suffers from the same drawback as all unplanned sequels: how to follow characters that are supposedly interesting enough to merit their own quartet, but were peripheral in the original one. I don't think Card has created a character as resonant as Ender here, and the preachiness of the original quartet is only magnified here (ugh, if I had to hear Petra and Bean talking about "having babies" again...aren't they like 15 or something, weird). But, these reads are quicker--more about realpolitik and the machinations of the human race, rather than the ethical considerations of multi-species interaction. Overall a series that I enjoyed reading, but probably will not revisit anytime soon.
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