The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last.... show more
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitble.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 15th 1996
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
Series: The Ender Quintet (#3)
Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on August 4, 2018. I started reading this book at a weird time in my life. A loss that I’m still grieving and new changes make for bad companions. Those reasons could be why I enjoyed reading this book much more than I should have. You’ll see what I...
For some reason, I was under the impression that Speaker for the Dead would be a good stopping point for the series, based on what a friend of mine told me several years ago. I took it to heart, but as I was reading Speaker for the Dead, and really enjoying it, I went back and looked at some friend...
Could not finish it. Very philosophical, less action than in previous books.
It's been years since I first read this--back when this was the most recent Ender novel. Since then I learned more than I ever wanted to know about Orson Scott Card's beliefs. That has affected my reread. I found with Ender's Game I was struck here and there with things I could see displaying his wo...
Unfortunately a huge disappointment, and so this will be my last attempt to give the Ender Saga another chance. It read more like a philosophy essay than like a sci-fi novel, and while it did manage to get me interested at last, it wasn't until page 300-something... which is just too late.There were...