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The Call of Earth (Homecoming Saga #2)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  10,095 Ratings  ·  169 Reviews
As Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. His name is Moozh, and he has won control of an army using forbidden technology. now he is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain.Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop a army. Can Rasa and her allies defe ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 15th 1994 by Tor Books (first published 1993)
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Kenny The back cover is referring to"The Memory of Earth", book one of the series.

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Travis Bow
Jul 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Slow start, great finish... another character, idea, and theology study with just enough story in it to be readable and interesting.

There was one great dialogue that I thought was pretty thought provoking regarding belief in God. Which of the following is belief in God?
A) just a choice: based on preference rather than evidence
B) an undeniable fact: the only way to possibly explain the evidence
C) a deniable but probable fact (like a scientific theory): the most likely way to explain the evidence
D
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Rita Webb
Apr 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, read-in-2009
Orson Scott Card has managed to do what Robert Jordan could not: he develops a world, characters, history, politics and blends it all together so seamlessly that you forget that it is just a story.

Like Robert Jordan's books, the cast has grown and the world has become more intricate in its politics and deeper in its culture, but unlike Jordan, Card pulls it all together. As a writer, I just shake my head with my mouth hanging open. How did he do it?

In The Call of Earth, the Oversoul realizes tha
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Celeste Batchelor
Jul 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
I read this book because a person I mentor was reading it and I felt I needed to keep up with them and discuss it. I definitely WILL NOT be reading any more. I am thoroughly disgusted with this author using a story from scripture with such vulgarity.

I discussed with my mentee why I will not be reading any more of this series. It was a good discussion about choosing good classics vs. something others are raving about that may not fit with our personal goals.

NOTE TO PARENTS: This book contains m
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Mel Windham
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This second book of the series tells the story of what comes next. Nafai and his brothers must go back to their old city and bring back wives for their upcoming journey. Eventually they must find their way to Earth, where humanity began, and repopulate it.

In many respects, I found this book to be better than its predecessor. Orson Scott Card spends less time relying on the "Book of Mormon" and much more time fleshing out the characters. He even introduces new major characters that have no parall
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Jake
Jun 23, 2010 added it
Shelves: stopped-reading
I really did not like the story. I had to stop reading it. The series is just a fantastical account of the Book Mormon stories. Not my thing, even though Card is an amazing author. He should stick to more "Ender" books.
Alina
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being the second book in the series, I was afraid it will be less interesting. Fortunately, my bias was wrong! The characters are developed even more, both good and evil are present in all of them.
Anna
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
(This is a quick note of my thoughts on the book; nothing formal)

This book wasn't a big improvement on the last one, if at all. Well, to give Card some credit, he made sure there was appropriate chaos and conflict following the (oh so convenient) death of Gaballufix in Book 1. At least it was realistic in that he shows how there are consequences to every action. However, the politics in the book (concerning Basilica) are still way to simplistic and have some faults. Also, the story hasn't really
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Bryan
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This parts of the Homecoming story explores the dynamics of marriage and sex in a society that is run by women. It is barely science fiction. It reminds me a little of Ursula Le Guin, except Le Guin is much more obvious and usually stretches the boundaries of relationships even more.

This story sends our group back to the the city of Bascilica to find wives. That is an interesting challenge because the marriage customs in the city are to be married for one year at a time. This mission to find wiv
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Steven Brandt (Audiobook-Heaven)
Mankind fled the Earth after finally destroying it with their weapons of mass destruction. The few humans left after the holocaust vowed never to let their species develop the ability to destroy itself again. And so, when they colonized the planet Harmony, some 1000 light years from Earth, they built a super-intelligent computer, calling it the Oversoul, to watch over their descendants. For almost 40 million years the Oversoul did what it was programmed to do, guiding humanity and always steerin ...more
Rachel Giffin
Jul 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
I try to give every book I read the benefit of the doubt. This book was actually recommended to a friend to thought I'd like it, so I read it to be polite. That being said, I wouldn't have finished it except someone else asked me to read it.

Card has definitely written better stories. This one was just weird - the society was weird, the characters were weird, the plot was weird. I couldn't stop squirming as I read it. It was not enjoyable. I don't even remember what the book was about because I
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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

Homecoming Saga (5 books)
  • The Memory of Earth (Homecoming, #1)
  • The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, #3)
  • Earthfall (Homecoming, #4)
  • Earthborn (Homecoming, #5)
“If I wanted to doubt, then I could doubt endlessly ... but at some point a person has to stop questioning and act, and at that point you have to trust something to be true. You have to act as if something is true, and so you choose the thing you have the most reason to believe in, you have to live in the world that you have the most hope in. I follow [God], I believe [God], because I want to live in the world that [God] has shown me.” 7 likes
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